COVID-19 pandemic

Our response


In these unprecedented and challenging times, we will keep you updated with how Build It is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Courage and collaboration are the Build It values coming to the fore…

Now more than ever, we remain committed to building brighter futures in Zambia.”

Andrew Jowett OBE
Chief Executive

Build It has been working in Zambia for over ten years and we know our work makes a real difference to peoples’ lives.

We are taking a range of decisions to ensure that Build It emerges from this global crisis in a sound state and able to resume our full programme of our work.

As a prudently managed charity, we have a Reserves Policy that means we hold a minimum of three-months of core expenditure. We expect our 2020 income to be down by up to 20%, but we are very encouraged by the continued commitment expressed by so many of our generous supporters. Having already adjusted our outgoings and keeping this under constant review, we are confident that we will continue to be compliant with our Reserves Policy throughout 2020.

We are looking at how we can adapt our work to play our part in responding to this crisis and support the young people and communities we work with. The next few months bring unprecedented challenges, but we remain firmly committed to building brighter futures in Zambia.


Our latest news and developments around the COVID-19 pandemic: