Women Build

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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.