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Blanca had dreams of buying her own home and raising her daughters in a safe neighborhood.
For years, Blanca and her family lived in harsh conditions, which gave her the drive to seek a better life. Now, thanks to her hard work and Habitat’s homeownership program, the daily struggle of single motherhood will be far more manageable for Blanca as she provides for her family and continues her educational pursuits. Setting an excellent role model for her girls, Blanca obtained her certificate in child development from Oxnard College and is currently working on her AA degree. Michelle, the oldest, is a member of Avid, a school program that encourages volunteerism and prepares students for college. Itzanamei is enrolled in Honors math and would like to be a policewoman. Sharon loves animals and sees Veterinarian medicine in her future. Priscilla will study to become a school teacher when she grows up. Blanca and her children can now make plans for a very bright future!
Life has not always been easy for Maria, a single parent supporting a family of five. When we met Maria, her family was living in an overcrowded apartment. Maria was working hard to provide for her daughters and often worked overtime on Saturdays. Maria’s new Habitat home and affordable mortgage payments will significantly ease her burdens and allow her to plan for her daughters’ dreams and education. Jessica plans to study marine biology and is eager to plant a garden at her new home, and her sister Viviana wants to be a detective someday. Andrea looks forward to having a pet and is excited about her new bedroom. Her twin, Alejandra is happy about her new home because she will be getting a new bicycle which can be safely stored in the garage. Maria and the girls are very grateful to Habitat for helping to make their dreams come true.