The Christopher Family
Keisha and her three children have been Fond du Lac residents for six years and rented a cramped, 2-bedroom apartment, which is too small for what they need. Keisha left Carol Stream, Illinois and came to Fond du Lac to raise her now nine-year-old daughter, Zahara. She felt there were more opportunities to grow as a single mother here, and now works at Walgreens. Zanyrah, five-years-old, is a student at HeadStart and young Zayheir is eagerly looking for a bigger space to explore. Keisha applied for a Habitat home and was elated in discovering in March 2017 that they had been approved. To fulfill the 300-hour sweat-equity requirement, Keisha began working at the Children’s Museum and the Habitat Restore, helping with her new home, and taking construction and homeownership classes, which resulted in over 350 hours logged with family and friends. The Christophers are thrilled to have a new place to settle and grow as a family. The three-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath Habitat house will be large enough for entertaining, and for Keisha, Zahara, Zanyrah, Zayheir, and a baby (expected due date spring of 2018).
By: Philomena Dorobek (Marian University Intern)
A home is partly defined as
“an establishment providing residence and care for people”.
That is exactly what Habitat for Humanity is all about.
We care for people in our community by providing partnering families with an affordable residence, a basic, safe, decent place to call “home.”