Homeowners

The American Dream

We all have dreams of different sizes. Zulfa’s dream was that of a young Ethiopian girl moving to America to grow up and live a better life. So, she and her younger brother stepped foot in American in 1991. Immediately she began to create goals and plan her life. She wanted to go to school…

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When butterflies appear

Tomorrow we are dedicating Gwinnett home #134 in Loganville to Jaime Paige and her four children. Her experience with this build and homeownership is one that will leave your heart full of joy and excitement for their future. After a period of many bad times, including homelessness, Jaime has been able to see the light…

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Meet the New Homeowners : The Biks

The Bik Family Van Bik is a hard working family man who was looking to gather his family together under one roof. For some time he was a single father left to raise children alone. He has remarried, and he and wife Helleni, and have 2 children which makes them a family of 6. The…

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Nurturing Our Community

Gwinnett Habitat’s home repair program, A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), serves many clients that are elderly and/or disabled. In fact, nearly 50% of the clients fit this description. For many of these individuals, they need more than a simple repair to their home. For example, some do not own a car and rely on friends…

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Family: Taking care of each other

Building affordable homes to better those in our community is what we’ve always worked hard to accomplish. We know that helping to provide stability to a family in need highly increases the likelihood of success in all of their lives. It provides security and responsibility with a purpose. These families become our family. And who…

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The American Dream: Tragedy and Triumph

Receiving a Habitat for Humanity home has been one of the greatest blessings our family has ever received. We immigrated to America with $500 in our pockets and hopes of the American Dream in our hearts. Owning our own land and raising our family in a safe and loving home has always been central to…

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A Story About A Volunteer

It was cold and windy that morning and I decided to put on my winter jacket. I knew that I was going to spend some time outside walking around the client’s house and pointing out the needed repairs, so I wanted to be warm. When I got to the client’s house and pulled in the…

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Lula Jobir: Our Newest Home

Lula currently lives with her 65-year old mother, Worknesh and 10-year old son, Mussab in her sister’s apartment. Lula and her son share the bedroom, and her mother sleeps in the living room. Income constraints prevent them from being able to afford a larger apartment. Lula came to United States 16 years ago as an…

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