Success Stories

At Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, we are proud to offer people a hand up, not a hand out. Please take some time and read these inspiring stories about our homeowner families who are working hard to make a real difference in the lives of their families.

 

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Shantay has transformed her life and deserves to be proud.  She has overcome many obstacles to create better childhoods for her four children than she had to endure.  Part of her plan is buying a house.  “It will be our home.  My...
Dia’s roots are in Knoxville. She may be in a transition period in her life now while she and her daughter live with her parents, but she has a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year. Dia is building and buying a house for her and her daughter...
Refugees Bya, Lupa, and their young daughter were greeted at the Knoxville airport in 2009 by an accepting, helpful group from Cedar Spring Presbyterian Church.  Forced to escape to an unfamiliar foreign country, they were welcomed to a safe...
Freedom has many meanings for Nuam’s family.  Nuam fled to the United States as a refugee after escaping government oppression in her native country.  For Nuam, freedom is the opportunity to have a job and earn money.  She started her...
Contrary to the isolation refugees experience, a sense of community is a welcome, meaningful aspect of relocating to Knoxville that Kwal and his family greatly appreciates.  Kwal values the community provided by the local Burmese ministry; the...

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