WOMEN BUILD India with Evelyn Sharma
International actress and model Evelyn Sharma has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for its WOMEN BUILD India initiative. WOMEN BUILD India calls upon women leaders and achievers to empower underprivileged women in India by rallying the cause of decent homes and safe sanitation for all. Through ‘WOMEN BUILD India with Evelyn’ Evelyn Sharma will lend her voice to advocate for simple, decent and affordable housing for the women in need.
“Every woman deserves a safe and decent place to live. Every mother needs to know her children have a safe place to call home. It is tragic that even today majority of women in India are deprived of basic needs of a decent shelter or a safe sanitation unit. ‘WOMEN BUILD India with Evelyn’ is my contribution to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing and improved sanitation for the women in need. Let us join hands to build an India where everyone has a decent place to live.”
– Evelyn Sharma
On 8th March 2017, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Evelyn Sharma will travel to Karjat (Maharashtra) to build a home for Changuna Sarai and her family. In this initiative, Evelyn will be joined by other prominent women leaders from different fields. Evelyn will not only help build Changuna’s home, but will lend her voice to raise awareness about the need for adequate, affordable housing and improved sanitation. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as she speaks more about this unique campaign.
Evelyn Sharma is Habitat for Humanity India’s Youth Ambassador and has supported Habitat during the Asia Pacific Housing Forum 5 held in September 2015 in New Delhi.
Leading Bollywood stars John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, R Madhavan, Vivek Oberoi, Purab Kohli and 2012 London Olympic Bronze Medalist M C Mary Kom are also associated with Habitat for Humanity India since a long time and support our mission of building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
WOMEN BUILD India
Women coming together to build a better India
In many parts of India, women are still deprived of their basic human right to adequate housing, ownership of land and proper sanitation. Our neighbourhoods largely comprise of women and children, who are most likely to be affected by poor living conditions.
Habitat for Humanity’s WOMEN BUILD India initiative calls upon women leaders and achievers to empower underprivileged women and their families by rallying the cause of decent homes and safe sanitation for all. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message.
WOMEN BUILD India is a part of Habitat’s ImPact 50-50 strategy that aims to achieve holistic community development with shelter and sanitation at its core. The objective is to make ‘Housing for All’ and ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ a reality by 2020.
Partner with Habitat for Humanity India to ensure that women in need have decent, safer places to live.
About Habitat for Humanity India
Habitat for Humanity India’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat works with low-income, marginalized families to build homes, provides housing-related services and raises awareness for adequate housing and sanitation. Since its inception in 1983, Habitat has touched the lives of over 9,43,448 individuals across 20 states in India. Habitat for Humanity India is part of Habitat for Humanity International – a global non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and to make adequate shelter a matter of conscience and action.
The core area of Habitat’s work in India is:
- Decent Shelter
- WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
- Disaster Risk Reduction and Response.
Habitat works with people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity India’s long term strategic goal for 2015-19 is to impact the lives of 25,00,000 individuals in their dream of living in a safe and a decent home. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit www.habitatindia.in