Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity International with one mission: to empower women to take action against substandard housing conditions. Habitat believes that women hold a solution in their hands to move children out of substandard housing – one family at a time.
This year’s is the 11th Women Build House built in Buncombe County! The majority of this house is built by women. No experience is necessary to volunteer on the Women Build house.
The Three Marthas is an anonymous sponsorship donated by one family in honor of three family members (all aptly named Martha), two living and one deceased. This is the seventh year that The Three Marthas have been a Women Build sponsor.
The Minigowin Fund is an anonymous sponsorship in its sixth year of financially supporting Asheville Area Habitat’s Women Build!
Global Village Teams in support of Women Build. Global Village is a program through Habitat International that allows people to travel to a new place and work with a Habitat affiliate for a week. The team members also make a financial contribution. This year we are happy to host two Global Village Teams that designated their money toward Women Build!
Each home’s lot has a sponsor that helps to offset the cost of purchasing and developing the land for the home. An Adopt-a-Lot sponsor donates $10,000 and a challenge grant supports the remaining $5,000 needed for each lot. The Adopt-a-Lot sponsor for this home is Jane and Kerney McNeil in Honor of Lew Kraus and Joan Cooper.