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Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to help families like Fatime's. Your gift this holiday season goes beyond the build to transform the futures of families in Southern Alberta.
One in ten households in Alberta are in core housing need and spending more than 30% of their income to ensure their housing is adequate, suitable and safe.
She is a single mother to her two boys, Acyl and Mahamat, and works as an Administrative and Accounting Coordinator with a local non-profit. This past June they bought their Habitat home.
"It was like a dream. I'm like is this even real? When I saw the place, it was not what I was expecting ... it's beyond what I was expecting. My kids are so happy," Fatime said.
"The feeling of owning a house and not worrying is great. The mortgage is so affordable that for the first time I am able to start saving."
83% of families in a Habitat home make a connection in their community. They get to know other families and children are making neighbourhood friends.
“This is our home and my kids' home. When I’m done, I would like this home to be there for my kids. They will be off to university soon and I want them to have a home to come back to," Fatime said.
This includes the land, lumber, materials, and financing. It also helps us support families in home ownership and offer training and classes, like budgeting and home maintenance.
"I really want to thank all the donors that are helping Habitat," Fatime said.