80% of the families served through Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County consist of women and their children. Shayne Squires is the development manager for the organization. She says a new initiative wants to build a home funded entirely by women - and built by them as well.
"Women are powerful. This is empowering ... when we come together and teach each other and learn together, we can do anything," says Squires. 1,000 Women Strong - Habitat Sangamon aims to build a home by spring. The goal is to get 1,000 women to donate $100 and then help build if they are able. There are also other ways to get involved, including a scholarship program for those who want to build but lack the funds to donate. Tune in to hear more about it: