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SWEAT EQUITY: Women Build Habitat Home

More volunteers are needed to build a home for a family of four. The build isn’t your typical construction site.

Damber and Dhan moved to Des Moines four years ago after spending several years in a foreign refugee camp. Soon, they will live the American dream. Dhan says, “I’m very happy to get my own house. This is my property. I’m very happy.”

Volunteers with the Greater Des Moines Habitat For Humanity’s Hammers and Heels project are working on their home on 17th Street. Chair Michele Brown says, “It’s so exciting to see people get into these homes that have their own first home.”

About 200 volunteers will work on the project, and most of them are women. Men are allowed to help, but the ladies take the lead and learn new skills. Brown says, “I know how to run a power saw now, and just some of the basic skills they teach you. “ She goes on to say, “Leveling things, how to measure different than I would have thought, so yeah, I learned a lot.”

The group broke ground at the end of April. The home should be finished by the middle of June. Brown says they need more help. She says, “We still welcome men and women alike to work on this project. We still have some openings to the end and we would welcome anyone.”

Damber and Dhan will also work on the home. They are required to contribute 400 hours of sweat equity before purchasing the home.

SWEAT EQUITY: Women Build Habitat Home

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