Roslyn

Roslyn is a sweet and hardworking woman who’s ready for the next big step in her life: homeownership. She is excited and ready to tackle the responsibilities that come with owning a home. Even though Roslyn works two jobs, she would have been ineligible for a conventional mortgage. But through Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, she…

Marcus and Kimeka

Marcus and Kimeka have an incredible and unique love story. It all started when Marcus told God that he “needed a blessing” in his life and God answered. Marcus’s life had been a bumpy road before seeing Kimeka for the first time. He was working at his father’s car lot when she stopped to look…

Chereka and her family

Chereka is a single mother with a sweet personality and a servant’s heart. These traits are the reason why her two teenage daughters, Lamya (15) and Dalaylah (13), look up to her so much. Chereka and her daughters enjoy spending “girl’s days” together, and on these special days, they like to go to dinner and…

India and Yvonne

It requires a huge amount of strength and determination to take care of family members in need, but India has done it well and without hesitation. When her mother, Yvonne, began battling stage three lung cancer, India became her main caregiver. She also often cares for her grandson, Cam’ron (6), especially during the summer. After…

Barabwiriza and Pamphila

Barabwiriza and Pamphila are the proud parents of seven children that have overcome so much to be where they are today. Their story starts in the African country of Burundi. This land-locked country is known for its history of violent civil wars and conflicts that have displaced hundreds of thousands of citizens. Barabwiriza and Pamphila…

Johnnie and Tiffany

Johnnie and Tiffany are the proud parents of four sons, all full of personality and energy. The oldest of the children living at home, Julius (9), is the family jokester and constantly keeps everyone entertained. Eli (3) is the most laid back of the bunch, while Ace (1) is “the boss” of the family and…

Gloria and her family

Gloria is a driven single mother that is devoted to her family. She works two jobs to help support her daughter, TiShayla, and 14-month old cousin, Kenira. They enjoy eating dinner as a family and taking trips to local parks. Education is extremely important in Gloria’s household. She has worked for 19 years as a…

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…