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Evelyn Sharma builds homes for underprivileged women

Mar 09, 2017

Prominent women leaders from different fields joined this initiative of building homes for underprivileged women.

Evelyn Sharma

Delhi/Mumbai: International model and Bollywood actress Evelyn Sharma joined an initiative of building homes for underprivileged women.

The gorgeous Evelyn participated in the house building activity along with other prominent women leaders from different fields. The building activity was part of a campaign ‘Women Build India’ initiated by Habitat for Humanity India.

By associating herself with this initiative, Evelyn Sharma aims to spread awareness and raise funds for the cause of decent shelter and improved sanitation for underprivileged women in India. “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,” she said.

Evelyn Sharma also met other families in the village and interacted with them. She said that every woman deserves a safe and decent place to live. “Every mother wants that her children have a safe place called home. I am glad that Changuna will have a decent home. But 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,” she said.

Evelyn volunteered to build home of Changuna Sarai who lives in Sarai Wadi with her family of ten members in Karjat in Maharashtra. 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.

Changuna Sarai and her husband Suresh Sarai are agricultural labourers. With their paltry daily wages, they both struggle to make ends meet. To add to Changuna’s difficulties was the lack of private space for her three daughters who are growing up.

Exhilarated with the development, Changuna said that the new house was a dream-come-true for their family. “My husband along with me and my daughters live with our extended family. We are ten members in all and live in this small house. This has affected my daughter’s education as well.”

“We don’t have to worry about a roof over our daughter’s heads. They can focus on their studies and excel in the fields of their choices,” Chaguna said.

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.

Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India, said, “Though our neighbourhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Habitat for Humanity India under its Women Build India initiative is trying to ensure that women in need have decent, safer places to live.”

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