Women builds are a longstanding Habitat tradition that engage volunteers and partners to address challenges faced by women and children—lack of opportunity, training, and education are three examples—close to home and around the world. In the United States, Women Build projects provide an opportunity for women to learn construction skills in a supportive environment, empowering them as they address the problem of substandard housing.
Women Build is not about excluding men, it’s about including women so that they can learn construction skills on a more inclusive construction site.
Women have the capacity and determination necessary to build Habitat houses, addressing the problem of substandard housing in a concrete way so that families have safe, decent, and affordable houses. Women volunteers boost Habitat’s capacity to build more houses and serve more families. More than 1,800 Women Build houses have been built since the program began in 1998.
Back in December 2018, dozens of local women took up the challenge of building–and raising funds for–a home in our community for a single mother and her son. These women (some forming teams, some on their own), raised more than $50,000 towards the cost of construction, and have since acted as our primary construction crew!
Rachel’s house is now under construction and will be completed in late 2019.
How Can I Participate in the Women Build House?
We still need volunteers–to help with Rachel’s house, you must first complete a volunteer orientation. You can register here.
Our next Women Build house will start in 2020. To be added to our Women Build mailing list, please contact Esther email@example.com.
Sponsor the Women Build!
Foundation Sponsors each give $5,000 towards the cost of our Women Build House, laying the foundation of the home. Sponsors Receive:
– Opportunity to speak at groundbreaking and home dedication ceremonies.
– Opportunity to speak at Women Build-related kick-off and completion events.
– Named as a Foundation Sponsor in Habitat-issued press releases at the beginning and end of construction, as well as in all marketing materials surrounding the Women Build.
– Team build day with preferred scheduling*
– Recognition at build site.
– Recognition in our annual report and one of our twice-yearly newsletters.
– Recognition in our monthly electronic newsletter.