Homeowner Stories - Africa/Middle East
A healthy, happy family
The Abdel Raheem family lived in a mud-brick home consisting of one room, no bathroom and a bare dirt floor. Mona Abdel Raheem explained that there were “no windows, no doors and no nothing.”
A symbol of peace in a post-war country
Four-year-old Reine Asaad’s father was killed during the fighting which ensued between Christians and Muslims in the villages of southern Lebanon in the early 1980s.
Nadia’s new pride
Nadia, in the middle, smiling, in front of her new home. In a small slum area full of marsh and sandy soil, they own their small plot where they built a one-room house with wooden walls and iron sheet roof.
A tidy home for an orderly life
Assarta Raule Mondlane’s new house sits just beside her old one, on a well-swept dirt yard landscaped with rows of small rocks. Assarta, 31, is as meticulous with her new home as she is with the old, the one with the borrowed roof and the reed walls insulated with cardboard to block the wind.
The Tique Family
As we get out of the car to see one of the houses recently built by Habitat in Chimoio, we almost don’t see the lady lying on the reed mat on the ground. She is behind the house and is almost entirely hidden under a blanket.
A secure home for a quarter of the cost
My name is Elhadji Magatte Dieye. I am 46 and have a wife and three sons. My work in the chemical industry involves a lot of traveling, so I spend a lot of time away from my family.
Working together for a common goal
My name is Agnes Mideton and I am a trained administrative secretary. In the early 60s, around 1963 or 1964, I lived in a house in a suburb called Fann in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.
Octavia and her family were living with her mother in an overcrowded house with 10 people and she was desperate for a home of her own. She heard about Habitat for Humanity through a friend and was thrilled when her application was accepted in the Ethembeni project.