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31 days. 100 women. One goal of raising $25,000. Wahine Build recruits and empowers women to come together to build homes and make a tangible impact on our local community.

Today, the world looks different. It’s wonderful to see more women in construction, and it’s incredible to see what we can accomplish when we work together.

On March 4, 2022, the Island Living Homes team rolled up their sleeves and took part in the Wahine Build with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity. “Honolulu Habitat for Humanity works with the community to offer families strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.” United with other women, we spent the day framing and raising walls for the Gramberg home. Keeping with the Island Living Homes motto of “Live Happy, Do Good”, this was our way of “Doing Good” in our community in an effort to help others “Live Happy”.

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity “brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope”. Together we can do our part in building safe, affordable homes for the hardworking families in our community. Habitat is always looking for volunteers, all year long! You can learn more about the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Wahine Build by visiting their webpage.

We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live. We believe that when we all work together, incredible things happen. For this reason we INVITE YOU to help support this project, by visiting our fundraising page to make a donation ( OR click the button below )


Uncle Wili | Last month, we began constructing his home in Waimanalo.

In February, Uncle Wili suffered a stroke that limited his speech. Determined to mahalo those helping build his home, he curated this list of his favorite “life lessons” to share his heartfelt gratitude with volunteers every morning.

  1. Surround yourself with people who when they see you coming, their eyes light up.

  2. Don’t save anything for a special occasion, being alive IS the special occasion.

  3. Sometimes the reason good things aren’t happening to you is because you are the good thing that needs to happen to someone else.

  4. Try fast, fail first, learn fast. Never give up.

  5. Kindness is free.

  6. You only fail if you quit.

  7. True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.

  8. Mahatma Gandhi said, “To find yourself, you must first lose yourself in the service of others,”.

These past 21 days I will be forever grateful to my wife Cheryl – loving, kind and strong. The best medicine is her honest listening. If I was to pass away last week, I will admit I would feel sadness at leaving life so soon, but I would mostly feel gratitude for the many good things and people in my life. Your family – your ohana – is everything.

Mahalo for sharing your love, aloha and precious time with our ohana. Aloha ke akua, God bless you always.

Sincerely, Uncle Wili

VIDEO // Island Living Homes partners with Habitat for Humanity - Wahine Build: Uncle Willie & Auntie Cheryl's Words of Wisdom

Thank you for helping us to Build Aloha!


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