CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The idea was kicked off in Charlotte this week in 1991. With then First Lady Rosalyn Carter swinging a hammer, a team of women built the first Habitat Home with no help from men.
Since then, Women Build has put together hundreds of home all over the country.
"We go home tired, but it's a good tired," said Brenda Suits, a Bank of America volunteer who worked to build the home in 1991 and also is working this week on a home in West Charlotte.
Suits says the process is generally the same as when they built homes 20 years ago, but the process is more efficient and the women have gained a lot more confidence.
Habitat for Humanity builds homes for buyers who also help in the building process.
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