Monica and her family

Monica prides herself on being a mother above all else. She says, “As a mom my job never ends, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.” Her two children, Elijah (8) and Vanesha (17), could not be more excited about the idea of living in their own home. While Elijah and Vanesha have lived…

Alneshia and her family

Alneshia is a devoted mother of two boys, Jadarius (17) and Adrian (7). After hearing about Knoxville Habitat for Humanity from a friend, she quickly decided that this would be the perfect opportunity for her to provide a brighter future for her sons. Having a home “to take care of and appreciate” will mean the…

Candida and her family

Candida’s close-knit family of seven has a great attitude towards life, despite a past of incredible hardships. After fleeing their home country of Burundi due to wars and constant danger, they were relocated to a refugee camp in Tanzania. The family suffered from housing insecurity all their lives, until they were granted asylum in the…

Tiarra and her family

Tiarra is a full-time Certified Nursing Assistant and single mother raising eleven-year-old Donnaisha and seven-year-old Reianna. Little Reianna is a tomboy that is interested in running track, while Donnaisha is a “girly-girl” that loves cute clothes, painting her nails and hanging out with friends. Tiarra is working hard to be able to build a home…