Women Build 2023

Manatee Habitat is partnering with women (we welcome men to get involved as well) in the community to build a home for Ketty, a single mother, and her son, Diego. Please join us in fundraising, building, and event planning yearlong to get Ketty and her son into their home.

Our 2024 Women Build Campaign is warming up… have you joined the committee yet?

The Women Build Committee is a dynamic group of dedicated individuals who believe in the power of community and the strength of women coming together to make a difference. Join the committee to get involved in our upcoming 2024 Women Build events. Plus, it’s not too late to get in on another 2023 Women Build construction day, join us on September 23rd or October 21st to get in on the action!

Women Build Events

Wine and Cheese Informational

We’re kicking off our 2024 Women Build with a Wine and Cheese Information Session on Thursday, October 19! Come out and learn about how you can get involved in building a home for a single mother in Manatee County.

This event is FREE, but please RSVP below

October Build Day

It’s not too late to get in on another 2023 Women Build construction day, join us on October 21st to get in on the action!

Women Build Homebuyer Ketty’s Story

Ketty is a local bank teller and her son, Diego, is a 6th-grade soccer player and artist. After becoming a single mother, Ketty had no home, no credit, and was struggling to get approved for an apartment. She was staying at a family member’s home and sharing a bed with her son while she reached out to apartment complex after apartment.

But after applying to dozens of apartments, she found a generous property manager who was willing to listen to her story and overlook her lack of credit. She was finally able to secure an apartment for her and Diego.

While Ketty was grateful that they had a roof over their head, she still yearned to provide the same sense of home for Diego that he felt at his childhood house. So, when they moved in, she made sure to assure him that their new apartment was just temporary.

In 2019, Ketty began her journey to becoming a homeowner by reaching out to Manatee Habitat. Soon enough, she got accepted into the program, began her sweat equity hours and found a community to support her.

In every step of her journey at Manatee Habitat, Ketty is reinvigorated in her dream of owning a home. She has faith that the day will come when she and Diego will finally enjoy the security and stability of homeownership.

“I thank God every day that I never lost hope because that’s what lead me to Habitat.”

— Ketty, Women Build prospective homebuyer

Brittany’s Testimonial Our 2017 Women Build

2017 Women Build homeowner, Brittany, joined us at our kickoff event to illustrate how the power of a Habitat home revolutionized her life and that of her children.

Our 2023 Women Build was sponsored, in part, by: