Leaving Illinois in pursuit of more opportunities as a single mother in 2011, Keisha and her family settled in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and rented a cramped, 2-bedroom apartment – which was much too small for what they needed.

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, the Habitat Restore, helping with her new home, and taking construction and homeownership classes. All that work and commitment resulted in over 350 hours logged with family and friends to achieve homeownership.

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).

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