Stories

We’d like to introduce you to seven families who have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

Among them are a pastor, a brickmaker, a teacher, a hair salon owner and a retired policeman. Some have lived in their homes for years, while others are just starting out. All have this in common: Their hard work and partnership with Habitat are helping them achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

anderson_0Evan, Kitte, James and Sean

Evan and Kitte pay an affordable mortgage for their rehabbed Habitat home in East Palo Alto, where they have put in a dozen raised beds teeming with vegetables and flowers. Read More

family-house-desmoines_0Asaad, Nagham and Bashar

Asaad, Nagham and Bashar live in a Habitat home on a quiet street in Des Moines after emigrating from Iraq in 2003.

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uganda-1_0David, Harriet and their big extended family

Habitat Uganda’s affordable loans available to low-income families have dramatically changed the lives of David and his family.

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portland-1_0Gabe, Sylvia, Oscar and Lucy

A Habitat home designed for people with disabilities removes obstacles for Oscar and his parents.

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tajik-1_0Momajon and Karim

Momajon and Karim were able to build their house at one go with the help of low-interest loans from a microfinance bank and construction planning from Habitat Tajikistan.

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homeowners-house-neworleans-matt-valentina-ogMatt and Valentina

Matt and Valentina moved into their purple Habitat house in New Orleans and are committed to becoming anchors in their new neighborhood.

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paterson-1_0Ronessa and Chrislynn

Ronessa loves the independence that Habitat has allowed her to have.

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