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Habitat for Humanity ‘Women Build’ Initiative Returns to Laredo, TX

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Habitat for Humanity ‘Women Build’ Initiative Returns to Laredo, TX

Not only does the program result in a new home for a deserving family, but it's an empowering experience for the women who participate in the build as well


December 1, 2023
Women volunteers working together to build framing for new home
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Habitat for Humanity announced this week that its Women Build initiative is returning to Laredo, Texas, after a four-year hiatus. The annual campaign brings together women of various ages and backgrounds to build homes for low-income families. Laredo's Women Build hopes to construct about seven homes in the near future, according to KGNS.tv.

Karol Sherwood, the executive director for Habitat for Humanity says they want to continue to empower more women while also providing discounted homes for deserving families.

“We break out the building of a home in stages, everything from framing to putting up what we call a blueboard, to decorating, even down to decorating the homes, we have techniques, and we are very careful to allow people to even make mistakes,” said Sherwood. “If they make a mistake, we just learn from it and we go forward. We have a one step at a time process of building a home and women can build.”

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