About Us


The history of BUILD reveals several activist paths – taking up issues of slum dwellers eviction and rehabilitation,  through community organisation and mobilisation


In 1974 BUILD could enable the community at Jaffar Baba Colony, Bandra to obtain the basic amenities for the people of this slum.

  • In 1975 BUILD under the banner of "Bombay Slum Dwellers United Front" fought against the eviction of 70,000 people from Janata Colony at Chembur. They were successfully relocated at Cheetah Camp.

Under BUILD’s Disaster Management & Mitigation programmes:-


Gujarat Earthquake 2001

  • We could completely rehabilitate six earthquake affected villages in Gujarat by rebuilding 950 permanent houses (this was a joint programme of BUILD and Agape Trust, a sister concern of BUILD).

 Gujarat Communal Riots 2002

  • We catered to 1500 families affected by Gujarat communal riots.

 Tsunami 2004

  •  We constructed transit houses/semi-permanent and permanent houses to over 200 families affected by Tsunami in Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu.

 Mumbai Floods 2005

  • For the Mumbai Floods victims, we could provide food, other provisions, and medical assistance to 18,000 families.

 Bihar Floods 2008

  • We could provide medical assistance and food for 1600 children, pregnant and lactating mothers affected by Kosi river floods in Bihar 

 Behrampada Slum Fire 2009

  • We could provide educational materials to children of the Municipal school of Behrampada children affected by the fire.

 Garib Nagar Fire 2011

  • We could provide nutritional meals to the children, do trauma counselling with the help of qualified doctors and are helping the school going children with special class