Simon and Ester
Simon Htang and Ester Nai Pai Hem live with their two children, Augustine and Cecilia. They have lived in Knoxville for over three years.
Simon has experienced some health issues that require dialysis equipment, and their current living space is too cramped to comfortably hold these crucial materials. Despite his health, Simon works as a sushi chef while Ester works for the University of Tennessee in facility services.
Simon and Ester found out about Habitat for Humanity through the Burmese Christian Church and Bridge Refugee Services. This family has many close friends who have built in Silver Leaf, and they are excited to build in a community where they can put down roots near their close, supportive friends.
Simon and Ester helped with the 2016 Blitz Build and worked with the UTK Sorority & Fraternity Community and friends Tun Warm and Sa Lazaru. They were dedicated workers on these builds, and are excited about their time to build!