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.


Click on the headlines in green below to read the full story.


Also, hear Eliam's story. Eliam once faced homelessness but, with hard work, faith and determination, is now providing a better life for his wife and children.



Sponsored by Dow Chemical and Grayson Automotive   Bekele and his wife, Aster, are hardworking and caring parents to two sweet and intelligent daughters, Tsion (age 11) and Lidiya (age 5). Both girls are smart and active in their schools...
It has been almost six years since Stephanie completed her "sweat equity" and moved into her home with daughters Zerconia and Keasia as well as her late mother, Stella.  
“This is a really good year for me and my son,” says Martin, a single father in the Knoxville Habitat program. “My son just graduated (high school) in May, and now we’re going to be building our home in the fall!” 
Monica is a single mother that cares for sons Aristotle (15) and Michael (8), as well as daughter Meah (6). This loving family is extremely supportive of each other, and Monica describes herself as a “hands-on momma.” This has resulted in well-...
Jean Claude and Kari’s story is one of determination, hard work and never giving up. This couple began their life together in their home country of Burundi, an area located in Africa and bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of...



SHOP Sisters Hammering out Poverty 





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