About the Project

How Women Build helps build more homes
 
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women and girls to have fun and make a difference by building homes and communities. Thousands of houses have been built by women crews around the world – more than 1,000 have taken place since Women Build’s official creation in 1998. Each year hundreds more homes are added as affiliates, donors and sponsors discover the impact of women volunteers and their resources.
 

How to get involved with Women Build
 
Women Build has a variety of ways for you to be involved, from training to travel—all of it hands-on and designed to help you learn and work. Click here for Women Build volunteer dates, e-mail info@habitatmartin.org, or call (772) 223-9940 for more information.
 

Is it a problem if I don’t have any construction skills?
 
Don’t worry! Many women come to Women Build sites with no construction skills at all and still make a great impact. Training will be provided.
 

How do I help support the cost of Women Build?
 
You can help by donating to Women Build.

Watch this video about Women Build

   

The Women Build program empowers women to build Habitat for Humanity homes

  • The Women Build program empowers women to build Habitat for Humanity homes, enabling them to positively impact the lives of children by making homeownership a present reality for families.
     
  • Women Build is not about excluding men; it's about including women. This project will also include Girls Build.
     
  • Women are often intimidated on a “mixed” construction site; but in the comfortable environment of a Women Build site, they quickly learn construction skills.
     
  • 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.
     
  • When women come together in a supportive environment, they feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem.
     
  • More than 12 million U.S. children – one in six – are living in poverty.
     
  • Poverty is a severe threat to children's health, growth and potential.
     
  • Women can realize they hold the solution in their hands to move children out of poverty housing.
     
  • Women need not wait for others to address substandard housing issues. They have the capability and determination to be part of the solution one family at a time.