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Women Build sponsors projects in developing countries to help women, children and other people living in vulnerable conditions.

Learn about some of our international women-focused projects:

  • Costa Rica and Mexico: Women Build is partnered with Habitat for Humanity International’s Latin America and Caribbean office to strengthen and empower women in Costa Rica and Mexico through home-based entrepreneurial ventures. This project aims to improve the livelihoods of 1,200 families through home improvements and micro-enterprise projects.
  • Haiti: Women Build partnered with the Artisans Business Network to develop a women’s craft co-operative in Haiti. Twenty-five women received training on how to create decorative ornaments. They use the money from the sales of their ornaments to buy school uniforms and books for their children as well as extra food for their families.
  • Nicaragua: Women Build is in a joint partnership with Cars for Homes and Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua to support microenterprise and sanitation projects for female-headed households. The microenterprise project provides women in Esteli, Nicaragua, with resources and training to start a small business. In the extremely impoverished community of San Cayetano, we’re funding a project to build eco-toilets and provide training in healthy habits. 


Watch these videos of our projects in Nicaragua: