Help us complete the home for Ayan and her family!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our next home ownership project.
With land in short supply in Mississauga, rather than acquiring land and building from ground up, we have purchased a townhome in the Erin Mills neigbourhood that will be renovated for our Habitat partner family, a single mother Ayan and her four children.
Habitat offers a hand up, not a handout. Habitat homes are sold to families, not given free of charge. Ayan will take on an interest free mortgage to pay off the house and she and her family will invest over 500 hours of sweat equity in the renovation of her home or helping with other Habitat projects.
Your ongoing generosity and support helped us make the first step in providing a home for Ayan and her family but we still have a way to go!
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 finalize this and future home 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.