In an industry that’s historically excluded women, we believe our Women Build program testifies to the absurdity of that exclusion. And what better time to proudly present our evidence than during Women’s History Month?
A group of women in Charlotte, N.C. completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house.
Women Build became an official Habitat for Humanity International program.
Across the country, 52 homes were built through Women Build.
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s first ever Women Build project housed a 3-generational female household that had been living above a repair garage coping with exhaust fumes and mold.
Our Current Women Build Project
We started building with the Ortiz family at 7535 Leeside Drive in Birch Bay at the end of 2016. Now this Women Build project boasts a foundation, the framing, a fully shingled roof, and interior partition walls. We’ll begin siding the house next week.
Build Like a Girl with Habitat
You don’t need construction experience to volunteer with Women Build. All you need are a sturdy pair of shoes and the willingness to learn. Learn more by emailing Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 715-9170.