Meet Our 2016 Habitat Homeowner

August 11, 2016
By Communications Department

Here is a note from our 2016 Habitat homeowner, Leah K. This is the reason we do what we do, so that a deserving family can have an opportunity for home ownership, which leads to positive change in her family and her community for generations to come. 

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Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 2.20.11 PMHello,

My name is Leah, and I am a born-again Christian. I was born in Kiambu Kenya, the oldest of two.  My sister lives in Kenya.  I am the mother of six children, four boys;(Gabriel, Peter, Samuel, David) and two girls (Annabel and Esther).

I went to Mary Leaky high school, an all-girls high school and later went to Bukura college of Agriculture. I majored in General Agriculture and Home Economics. After graduating I worked for the Ministry of Livestock and Development in Kenya for 25 years, helping farmers and homemakers improve their farm produce. Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 2.20.06 PMFarming was and is still the main source of income in my home village and I have always felt very proud of the work I did before I moved to the USA. I have been working as a Certified Nursing Assistant since I moved here ten years ago.  My hobbies are reading, singing, cooking, sewing, and helping the needy.

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 2.18.41 PMOwning a home means the world to me. It has always been a dream of mine to own a home in the USA. It is a fulfillment of the American dream, and also gives me and my children a place to call our own. I’m so grateful to God for giving me this blessing.

Thank you,

Leah and Family

Shared by Ashley O’Neill
Mt. Bethel Habitat Advocate