HOME DEDICATION AND KEY CEREMONY
Our townhome renovation for Ayan and her kids is complete!
It seems like only yesterday that Habitat for Humanity Mississauga began planning for another build project. After a number of setbacks, the work got under way in late April. The dust has finally settled and we are proud to announce that HFHM’s 3rd project – a townhome renovation is complete! To mark the occasion Ayan Sahal and her four children were presented with the keys to their new home on July 25th at HFHM’s Home Dedication and Key Ceremony. This celebration was held on the front lawn of the Erin Mills Baptist Church, which is located next door to the townhome complex.
Habitat offers a hand up, not a handout. Habitat homes are sold to families, not given free of charge. Our partner families take on an interest free mortgage to pay off the house and they invest over 500 hours of sweat equity in the renovation of their home or helping with other Habitat projects.
Your ongoing generosity and support helped us provide a home for Ayan and her family but we still need your help!
We rely on contributions from businesses, trades, faith-based organizations, services groups and individuals like you to make home ownership a reality for families in need and we hope you will stand beside us as we embark on new home ownership projects.
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AYAN AND THE KIDS
Ayan came to Canada with her husband and young family to escape the brutality of Somalia. Not long after arriving in Canada, Ayan had to turn to the safety of a women’s shelter with her four children. She then moved her three daughters and son into a crowded two bedroom apartment which was her only option due to financial constraints.
The children do not feel safe in their neighourhood and are afraid to go outside of their apartment or even walk to bus stop without their mother. Ayan’s determination to build a better future for her family is demonstrated by her successful attainment of the credentials needed to work in her current position as a Personal Support Worker. A Habitat home will provide Ayan and her children with a healthy environment and the stability and security they need.
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY.