Mahila Housing Trust – Empowering Women through Sustainable Development Goals

MHT is the grassroot development organization in India, believes that women are the leaders in driving progress toward more sustainable and gender-inclusive cities. We help develop women’s grassroots institutions and build their knowledge and capacities to engage with decision-making on issues that concern their communities and cities. We also bring technical expertise in construction, technology, and urban governance to help design and deliver pro-poor services and programs. The socio-technical nature of our organization makes us uniquely positioned to act as a bridge between grassroots and mainstream public and private sector institutions and advance action on responsible urban development.

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What we do

We work across sectors related to Habitat & Urban Development, with the aim to achieve interlinked goals of
1) Improving the quality of Habitats 2) Building Resilience to Climate Change 3) Promoting Participatory Governance

Focusing on women-led development, MHT contributes towards:

Sustainable development goals


Through our work we have positively influenced the lives of over two million people.
Community Action Group (CAG) Leaders
Community Action Group (CAG) Leaders
Households Benefited from Water Management
Households Benefited from Water Management
Women on Title and/or with Tenure Rights
Women on Title and/or with Tenure Rights
Women Trained as Climate Resilient Specialists
Women Trained as Climate Resilient Specialists
Worth of Public Resources Accessed for Poor Women
$18 Mn
Worth of Public Resources Accessed for Poor Women
Construction Workers Trained
Construction Workers Trained

Where we Work

MHT has partnered with local governments in more than 34 cities in India, to improve quality of life in urban low income communities.

CAF International Validation 

Mahila Housing Trust has been validated by CAF International.

The CAF International Validated Organisation Badge is awarded to organisations that are structured and operated as non-profit entities. This ensures donors are aware that we are eligible to receive tax-efficient donations in the United States and that we have completed CAF America’s rigorous due diligence process.