every woman has the strength to build a brighter future 

The Build Her Up Campaign seeks to empower women across Sri Lanka who are in need of a safe place to call home.This campaign aims to engage the community and potential volunteers and partners to address the housing challenges faced by women across Sri Lanka, by bringing together women from all walks of life to advocate for safe, secure and affordable housing.

This campaign encourages females from all walks of life to tell the world what having a safe and decent home means to them, and to encourage that conversation to keep growing among their communities. This campaign also reaches towards telling the inspiring stories of the females supported by Habitat Sri Lanka, who we refer to as our “Habitat Power Women”.

“This Habitat home is a dream come true for our family. I know my family will be safe in this house. I have epilepsy and the previous wooden shack we lived in provided little protection to us during the rainy season. I believe this new home is the beginning of a brand-new chapter in our lives.”

Sudarshani, 2017

Kalutara Housing Project

“I will never forget the joy on my children’s faces on the day we moved into our new home. They had room to study and play for the first time in their life. I no longer fear for my daughter’s safety. Habitat didn’t just give us a new home, Habitat gave us a new life.” Jegajothy, 2019

Hatton Housing Project

“When my husband met with a life-threatening accident, I had no means for supporting my family. Owning a home of our own was always a distant dream. Living in our wooden hut, we never knew what it was to live in stability until Habitat helped us. This Habitat home is our safe haven.” Vajira, 2018

Kalutara Housing Project

“This home means so much to me. After decades of war and displacement, this is where my family can finally live happily together and feel safe no matter what other problems may happen in life.” Perinparasa, 2018

Homes not Houses Project

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with families and communities, to eliminate sub-standard housing.