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2009.03.25
Dow Corning-Habitat for Humanity India collaboration helps house the families in need

Dow Corning in India recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable low-cost housing for families in need in Maharashtra. The company co-funded with Habitat for Humanity, the building of affordable houses in Ambegaon, situated in Pune district. The beneficiaries were families who were displaced due to irrigation projects in the region. Construction on these houses is nearly complete, and will benefit about 45 people.

 In addition twenty-five employees from the Mumbai office of Dow Corning traveled to Dongerpada near Mumbai to assist in building houses for two underprivileged families as part of a volunteer build program organized by Habitat for Humanity.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

In India, Dow Corning (http://www.dowcorning.com/india) is one of the fastest growing specialty chemical companies. From our office in Mumbai and our manufacturing facility in Pune, we serve customers across India and South Asia. Our Application & Engineering Technical Services laboratory enables collaboration with Indian customers to provide solutions that are new to, or customized for India.

 Other Community Initiatives of Dow Corning

Dow Corning is working with some of the villages around their manufacturing facility near Pune to construct anganwadis that provide underprivileged children with shelter, education, nutrition and healthcare. The company is currently piloting a solar project at Karde village, which will provide solar electricity to the local anganwadi and school.

At Dow Corning, we support the principle of sustainability through our business strategies, processes, products and solutions. As a global corporate value, sustainability involves focusing on and creating balance among its three main pillars: economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. HFHI has built more than 300,000 houses in 100 countries globally, and over 1.2 million people are living in Habitat homes they helped build and which they own through low-cost, no-profit mortgages. Habitat for Humanity India is one of the largest country programs of Habitat for Humanity International.

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