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Celebrate International Women’s Day in Delhi, India supporting Habitat's life-changing work with vulnerable women in resettlement colonies.

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Poverty has a woman’s face. Globally, more than two thirds of people living in poverty are female. Women and girls who live in poor housing, without a proper toilet, are particularly vulnerable to disease and abuse.

This International Women's Day do something incredible by joining Habitat's Women Build. Work beside women who have been socially and economically oppressed after generations of discrimination.

Women Build will support our partnership with Habitat India which is building new homes and proper toilets for vulnerable communities in Delhi and Rajasthan. Be part of this life-changing work that uplifts women, and their families, freeing them from vulnerability and abuse, and giving them a firm foundation for the future. Learn more about the work in this video:


Habitat co-ordinates everything for a safe and rewarding experience. You don’t need special skills to take part.
Day 1-3 Depart Ireland, arrive in India & orientation
Day 4-8 Build and closing celebration with the community
Day 9 Possible visit to Taj Mahal & depart
Dates dependent on flight availability.

Supporting Habitat's Work

The budget to take part is £2,500p/p (this includes a non-refundable deposit, travel, in-country expenses, a debrief and a minimum £700 donation towards Habitat’s work). Of the £2,500 we ask volunteers to make a minimum personal contribution of £500 towards logistics costs. If you are unable to make this contribution, get in touch. 

There are lots of ideas and resources to support fundraising. Volunteers must be clear about what the funds raised will support.

Need to Know

Where will I stay?

Accommodation will be clean and safe; usually a modest hotel or guest house.  Local Habitat staff will organise transport to and from the work site.

What will I eat?

You will have the opportunity to try local food but in most cases you will have access to food you will be familiar with too! Bottled water will be provided to keep you hydrated.  Include allergies or specific requirements in your application form.

What age do I have to be to take part?

You must be 16 and over to join the team. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or can join a Youth Build. If you are older than 75, get in touch to discuss insurance.   

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Our Impact

Learn more about how support from across Ireland is changing lives in India.

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Continuing to Build...

In 2017, Aideen McGinley travelled on Women Build. Now she has returned home and is continuing to support our work, with the release of her new book!

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