BENEFITING: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC
Women Build is a Habitat home built and funded by women of the community. It's purpose is to empower women to learn construction skills and take a stand against poverty housing. Every house Dorchester Habitat builds costs approximately $60,000. Habitat homeowners go through financial education, put in over 400 hours of sweat-equity towards their home and other partner family homes, as well as pay a low-cost, interest free mortgage.
This year's recepient of the Women Build home is Nicole Parker. She has three little boys and they currently live in an overcrowded apartment, in a bad neighborhood. Her oldest boy is Autistic, and the current school district they live in does not provide the programs he needs. They are so excited to have a yard of their own to play in. This family can grow up in a safe, decent place and the cycle of poverty is broken.