Women possess all that’s needed to affect dramatic change in their communities.
Our Women Build program empowers the non-traditional builder and encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. Since we started the program locally, the Women Build Program has completed 2 houses. Worldwide, Women Build volunteers have constructed more than 1,650 homes. Building on our 3rd Women Build home began in May 2016.
How it Works:
Women Build is not about excluding men; it’s about including women. In the comfortable environment of a Women Build site, women quickly learn construction skills. When women come together in a supportive environment, they feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem.
By planning projects where the majority of volunteers are women, Women Build involves more women in Habitat’s construction efforts, thereby increasing the number of houses Habitat can build.