In 1992, Jerzy and Alicja became the first family to take a leap of faith and partner with Habitat Poland. Because they did, they, their children and their grandchildren are reaping the rewards that come with a stable, affordable home.
After their house was damaged during a violent storm, 10-year-old Oliwia and her family couldn’t live in their own home, play in their own yard and pick apples from their trees — until they found Habitat Poland.
Mirosław, a potato farmer in a village in central Poland, and his wife, Agata, longed for their children to have space of their own. That goal drove them to build something new with Habitat Poland and Global Village volunteers.
As a child, Michigan State Representative Ben Frederick and his family finally found stability in a Habitat home. As a grownup, Frederick sought an answer to the question: “How can I, in some small way, be worthy of all this?”
“It didn’t seem like something this good could happen to us,” says 17-year-old Kymberly of her family’s Habitat home in Cleveland, Tennessee. With the support of Whirlpool, families like hers are creating decent, affordable places to call home.