HOME
ABOUT US
STORIES
TRIPS
PROJECTS
DONATE
FORMS



  P.O. Box 202
  Friendswood, Texas 77549

  832-274-3893
  832-498-3957

  info@bwbtexas.org
Join our Mailing List
Builders Without Borders of Texas, Inc., is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping others help themselves by assisting with food, housing, education, and medical services to disadvantaged people locally and around the world.
Shop for a cause at our resale store!
100% of all proceeds go to our projects.

Blue Monkey
Resale Gift Shop

Home of the
$1 clothes!

206 E. Edgewood
Friendswood, Texas 77546

281-220-8455

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday
10:00-4:00

Donations accepted and greatly appreciated!

Be sure to visit our Pumpkin Patch
in October!
Education
"Education is the more powerful weapon that you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela
We believe that all children deserve the best education available and that all adults deserve the opportunity for higher education, be it a formal academic education, technical or vocational.
We strive to be sure that everyone we assist receives that opportunity.
Haiti
All of the children at Kenbe Fem, our orphanage in Haiti, attend the best schools that their community has to offer. There is no free school in Haiti. So when you help sponsor a child at the orphanage, you are helping to pay for tuition, uniforms, books, supplies, and sending them to school. The kids at the orphanage who graduate high school are given the opportunity to attend college. We currently have three who are attending college in Jacmel, Haiti. Omega and Nerry are studying business, and Evens is studying medicine. We place a big priority on encouraging all of the kids to learn to speak English fluently. We believe that this will help them expand their opportunities for work and business.
Photos:
Some of the kids on the first day of school 2014-15 at Kenbe Fem.
Mexico
In 2004, we began building houses and assisting with other needs for the people of Carbonera, Mexico. Carbonera is located in the state of Tamaulipas, the poorest state in the country. Most families live on $10 a day working as fishermen. One evening, during a week in Carbonera with a volunteer team that was building a home for a family, we took a walk in the village and ran across a young lady carrying her Bible and walking to church for Bible study. We began a conversation with her. She said that she was 16 and had completed school at 8th grade, because that was the highest education offered in the village. We asked her if she would have attended high school if she was given the opportunity. She smiled and said, "Yes!" That encounter began our journey of creating the opportunity of higher education for the children of Carbonera. Since then, we have added a library and computer lab to the elementary school and built a high school which has attendance of over 100 students each year. There are currently 140 students enrolled in the high school. The desire expressed by some of the high school graduates to attend college led us to start the College Sponsorship Program. This program is located in Reynosa. So far, there have been 20 college graduates, who are now working as productive citizens of their country. Read the story of a graduate.

  P.O. Box 202
  Friendswood, Texas 77549

  832-274-3893
  832-498-3957

  info@bwbtexas.org
Builders Without Borders of Texas, Inc., is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping others help themselves by assisting with food, housing, education, and medical services to disadvantaged people locally and around the world.
Photos Top to Bottom: Carbonera High School under construction, BWBT President Kim Reed celebrating with some of our college graduates, College graduates and their families, Elementary school Library/Computer Lab in Carbonera under construction

Les Joie dans le Seigneur
Les Joie dans le Seigneur (Joy in the Lord) is an elementary school in Raymond, Haiti. In Haiti, there is no "free public school". Parents must pay to send their kids to school in order to pay the teachers. This school has few children and was in danger of closing, because it is in a very poor area and most of the parents cannot pay. Because of some generous supporters in Illinois, we are supporting the school and opening it up to all of the kids in the community free of charge. In addition to paying the teacher's salaries, we have added a lunch program, where each child will get a hot meal while at school. The cost to provide teachers and lunch for 100 students is $600 a month.

As seen in the photos to the right, the school "building" is actually a some sticks wrapped with tarps that were provided by USAID after the 2010 earthquake. We would like to build the children a "real" school building. The cost is about $30,000 to build something that will last and serve the community well.

UPDATE: Since beginning school on September 7, 2015, the 100 children budget was filled immediately. Since then, another 46 children have come begging to be allowed to attend the school. The children want to learn and be fed! If you will be a sponsor for this school, please go to our Donate page

FOOD
HOUSING
EDUCATION
MEDICAL