Thank you for blessing these families!
Over half a dozen local churches and organizations worked alongside Martin and Clarisse to complete the Faith build, which Martin and Clarisse call their “forever” home. Before this build, they were living in a small two-bedroom apartment with their five children. Their children did not have enough space to play and did not watch TV or movies for fear of disturbing their neighbors. Now, Martin says “In this home we will have the freedom to live.”
In 2011, Tebie and Meza immigrated to the United States in search of better opportunities for their growing family. After their arrival, they were soon faced with the high cost of rent. Tebie, Meza and their two children had to move every year to find an apartment they could afford. Their children never had a permanent place to call home and Tebie and Meza never had a feeling of financial stability that comes from homeownership. In 2016, they had the opportunity to partner with us. 3 years later, they are proud to call Marion their home.
Habitat for Humanity believes in a world where everyone has a safe, decent place to live. Jean De Dieu and Maombi have finally found that place after partnering with us. Their search for safety started years ago when they fled the Democratic Republic of Congo due to civil conflict. After living in an overcrowded and dangerous refugee camp in Rwanda, the family immigrated to the United States. Initially they had a cramped apartment in an unsafe neighborhood, but then they applied to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity. After months of hard work Jean, Maombi and their six children finally have a safe, decent place to live.