About us


We are Build It International!


We are a UK-registered charity working in Zambia.

Together we are #BuildingBrighterFutures:

  • We build in Zambia – one of the poorest countries in the world
  • We build skilled workers out of unemployed young men and women so they can earn a living and provide for their families
  • We support these skilled workers to build essential schools and clinics in disadvantaged communities
  • We are building a skills training programme fit to meet the needs of a growing country; bricklayers, carpenters, painters, plasterers and more!
Build It believes in an Africa in which everyone has the opportunity to work and thrive

We work in Zambia, one of the poorest countries in Africa where 64% of the population lives below the poverty line and 80% have no regular income (World Bank 2017). As a result for many people life is a daily struggle for survival, with limited access to the basic services that many of us take for granted; education, health and basic sanitation.

But there is a real opportunity to make a difference in Zambia.

Build It was launched by a group of experienced, international development professionals and supporters keen to maximise the potential for creating jobs and reducing poverty. As a result we have developed a simple but highly effective model in Zambia.

Build It understands the Zambian context. We have established effective partnerships and networks. We know how to get things done!

Our values


Our finances

Build It International is a UK registered charity. We achieve our goals through the support and partnership of trusts, institutional donors, companies, individuals and other organisations who share our vision and values.

Further information, including all our Accounts and Trustees’ Annual Reports, is available through our page on the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

You can also search ‘Build It International’ or our registered charity number 1115989 through the Charity Commission for England and Wales register of charities.

Build It International never uses the services of agents or third parties when negotiating contracts. Please contact info@builditinternational.org if anyone makes any representations to this effect.