Homeownership through Habitat is all about empowerment. Habitat homeowners are able to break out of the month-to-month existence and lift their eyes to the future. And nothing heralds an empowered future like education.
Rose celebrates her third anniversary as a Habitat homeowner this Thanksgiving.
“It was a bit chaotic,” Daijon, Rose’s oldest son, says of life before Habitat. “It was hard to actually live life and go to school and come home and do homework… coming here was a big weight lifted off my shoulders.”
Our Social Impact Study shows that Rose’s family is not alone. A quiet place to study is the norm in a Habitat home. Like Rose, nearly 20% of Habitat homeowners have increased their level of education since moving in, and more families are putting away more savings toward education.