Tamekia and her family

Ever since she was a little girl, Tamekia dreamed of owning her own home. As the single mother of two girls, Aaniyah and Riora, she knew it was time to get her growing family into a home they could call their own. She quickly began the application process for Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. In addition…

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Ireen

Ireen is a dedicated, strong and intelligent woman with a positive outlook and contagious smile. Behind her warm personality lies a past filled with unthinkable hardships … but after suffering from housing insecurity her entire life, Ireen will finally have a home of her own. Ireen’s parents, originally from the African country of Burundi, were…

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Tyra and her family

Although she has spent her life working hard and caring for her family, Tyra never thought she would be able to afford a home. But her point-of-view changed when a coworker told her about Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. Tyra has been employed with a large retailer since 2010, where she has worked as an associate…

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Simon and Ester Nai Pai Hem

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…

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Allison and her family

Every family needs a home where they can feel comfortable and secure. Marie Walker knew that she needed a better home for her four daughters Krista (11), McKenzie (9), Kaylee (5), and Makaelyn (4). Marie and her daughters currently live with her friend because the condition of the house they were renting previously became impossible…

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