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Winter 2023

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Growing up in the Bahamas taught Kenya and her brother the importance of decent and affordable housing. As children, they experienced a lack of electricity and running water, falling asleep hungry, and moving from place to place. As a result, Kenya’s grades began suffer.

Kenya’s school Guidance Counselor saw her potential and offered a solution—an invitation for Kenya to move in with the counselor’s family. Armed with a blessing from her mother, Kenya was introduced to the power of a stable home. Within just one semester, Kenya’s grades improved from failing to a B
average. She always had dreams of creating a better life for her family and one day owning her own home. Those dreams seemed far from reality until she moved to the United States in 2011 and was first introduced to Habitat for Humanity upon searching for volunteer opportunities.

In 2021, Kenya decided to take the next step toward her dream after seeing a Facebook Ad for an upcoming Habitat homeowner orientation. Despite her first application being denied, Kenya was determined to improve her credit so she could one day own her home and provide a stable life for her brother and nieces. In 2022, Kenya was finally accepted into our Affordable Homeownership Program.

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