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Lopez Family Dedication

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Kayla Lopez and her four children Anyah (9), Semyra (8), Jermaine (6), and Sevaeh (3) are excited for their new life in their Habitat home. 

     For Kayla, the journey to homeownership has been over two and half years, but despite the long journey, it’s been “so worth it.” Being on her own since 17, she’s no stranger to obstacles in life. “There were a lot of feelings and emotions along the way and I found myself praying a lot as far as, ‘God if this is your will, let it be,’” Kayla said. “Without God it couldn’t have been possible. I’ve never been able to get a loan from the bank towards homeownership.” 

     Kayla has had to move between various apartments based on increasing rent costs and feeling unsafe. “In one of my apartments there were many nights that I couldn’t sleep because I felt my family was unsafe,” Kayla said. “And if I’d move into other neighborhoods that were safer, the landlord would decide to increase rent by $100 and I’d have to move again. Now I don’t have to worry about rent going up anymore.” 

     Kayla and her 4 children can have safety and stability thanks to the effort of Kayla’s dedication to earning sweat equity hours and partnering with Habitat Kent.“The other week I took my kids to the store to pick out a bed set. While looking at her bed set, Anyah, my 9-year-old started crying. She said, ‘Mom, it’s just tears of joy, we finally get our own room and I don’t have to share with my two sisters anymore.’”

     Many hands and hearts go into a Habitat home, and Kayla would like to say, “Everyone made a difference. No matter if you donated your time, material, your love,....or even the cookies that were left at the house so my kids could eat them on our Sunday house trip.” 

     Every crumb counts. Every tear counts. Every nail counts. On behalf of the Lopez family, thanks for building them a stable and safe future.

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Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 


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