For every home that is built,
there is a story that wants to be told.
Abigail and Sophia's FAMILY
LET’S TELL A STORY...
We want to thank our homeowners, our volunteers, our staff and our wonderful supporters and we are excited to share some of our Habitat stories with you. These stories were written right here, in our very own city, with amazing people who have worked hard to earn their happily ever after ...
Abigail and Sophia’s Family Story
Seeking Space to Grow
Meet Abigail and Sophia—Habitat KC Future Homeowners
Sophia is a single mother of one son and will share a home with her sister Abigail who has two children. They have been in the Kansas City area since the late 1990s and started looking for permanent housing about four years ago when Sophia was pregnant and they were squeezed into a three bedroom apartment. She knew she didn’t want that for her new baby.
They were accepted into the Habitat KC program just a few months ago. The process has been very smooth so far and everyone at Habitat KC has been helpful. They moved to Kansas City from Trinidad and Tobago and had never owned a home which makes the thought of home maintenance a little scary, but they are up for the challenge. Abigail looks forward to the classes provided by Habitat KC and is hopeful she will learn how to be a good homeowner and a good neighbor.
They have been in an apartment for more than ten years and feel it is time to give their children a foundation for their family. Abigail and Sophia moved around a lot in their childhood and that is what drove them to want stability for their children. Their extended family members have been encouraging and will possibly help with sweat equity hours.
In addition to stability, they need more space. When we asked Abigail what she was most looking forward to about having a home of her own, she said, “My own room!” She is presently sharing a room, and in her words, “it is not ideal.”
We look forward to working with Abigail and Sophia and are excited for them to be able to have their own space to call home.