As we close out 2017 and begin the new year, we ask you to support Habitat Hillsborough’s ANNUAL DONOR APPEAL with a tax deductible gift that has lasting impact. Thank you for your continued support.
MEET BELAYE P. Soon after her son was born, Belaye P. found the joy of welcoming her child into the world tempered by the burden of high hospital bills. The financial burden stretched her modest income and soon she found it difficult to find secure affordable housing for herself and her young son. Living paycheck to paycheck made it a challenge to pay monthly bills, impossible to save and she was unable to continue her education.
Since becoming a Habitat Hillsborough homeowner four years ago, Belaye has been able to manage her finances more comfortably while providing her son the stability of a secure home. The stabilizing effect of having an affordable home has placed both their lives on a more positive, less stressful trajectory.
“My son and I have a permanent place to call home,” said Belaye. “Having an affordable mortgage has allowed me to pay down some of my medical debts and go back to school. I graduated from Hillsborough Community College and earned an Associate’s degree. And now I have transferred to the University of South Florida and I’m currently working to obtain my Bachelor’s degree.”
Belaye worked hard fulfilling her sweat equity hours and classes required by the Habitat Hillsborough program. “The most meaningful and rewarding part for me was completing the program, signing the paperwork and getting the keys to my new home.”
As we close out 2017 and prepare to start the new year, we ask you to support Habitat Hillsborough’s ANNUAL DONOR APPEAL with a gift that has lasting impact. Your gift helps keep Habitat Hillsborough building so more families like Belaye’s can help themselves and know the transformational impact and security of an affordable home.
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Thank you for your support. Together, we build homes, not houses.