Featured: The Mojicas’ story
A home in jeopardy
Marco Mojica was 15 in 2003 when he and his family moved into the 50,000th house Habitat for Humanity built in the United States.
He and his mother and two sisters had left Mexico only a few months before to join his father, Antonio, in a tiny duplex in Granbury, Texas, that was eventually condemned by the city.
In their new, three-bedroom home, the family flourished. Antonio got a better job. Marco did well in school and went on to Tarleton State University, where he earned an engineering degree. His sisters Jesica and Xochitl attended community college and started families.
But last week, disaster struck the Mojicas when a tornado hit their neighborhood, ripping through their home and dozens of others. As he waited to learn just how severe the damage was, Marco reflected on his family’s 10 years in the home. Read more about what the house has meant to the Mojicas in this week’s Why We Build.
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About this series
For Habitat, “why” isn’t a question. It’s the answer.
It’s why we build.
More than 1 million people each year lend their hands and hearts, so that Habitat’s “hand-up” approach can be realized. Many give days, months and even lifetimes to our cause, but too few have the chance to see their investment pay dividends in the lives of our partner families.
We hope you will join us as we present 52 stories, a new one each week, to learn more about the houses you help us build and bless — and to learn more about the families who have made them their homes.
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