Janvier and Ajuwaye

Janvier and Ajuwaye Majambere first immigrated to the United States as refugees, each along with their parents, in 2007. When they arrived in Knoxville, they did not know if they would be welcomed by the community or if it was even a safe city. They didn’t get to choose Knoxville as their new home community…

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Brittany and her family

Brittany and her four children remain strong and positive in the face of incredible hardships. No matter what life has thrown at them, they have persevered and overcome. All of Brittany’s hard work and optimism is about to pay off. This amazing family is about to take a huge step towards a better future… homeownership.…

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Kimberly and her family

Kimberly is a loving mother of two sweet kids, Harmony (9) and Nino (4). They are all excited about the next big step in their lives, as they discover the strength and stability of homeownership. As a family, they enjoy church together. They are very close with their church community and look forward to attending…

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Meagan and her family

Meagan is the model of a dedicated, hardworking mother – she goes above and beyond to provide the best possible life for her three young children, D’Anthony (6), Mariah (5) and Ja’marius (3). As a family that likes to constantly “stay on the go,” it is no surprise that Meagan and her children love spending…

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Manjay and her family

Manjay, as a single mother, has successfully raised five children in an unfamiliar country. Even when she was struggling, she strove to make sure that her children were healthy and happy. She has continuously put her children first and done everything in her power to provide the best possible life for them. After starting her…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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