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Markeisha

 

Markeisha and her son have gotten used to small quarters. Their current living situation is overcrowded in a substandard home. They reside in her grandmother’s home and share a very small bedroom and a small bed. There is only one bathroom shared between all five people that live in the home. Markeisha and her son do not have enough room for their personal items nor do they have much privacy. Although she is grateful to her grandparents for allowing her and her son to live there and being such a huge support system for them, their home is older and has some electrical problems. Markeisha works for Kannapolis City Schools. She heard about Habitat Cabarrus through family and friends that have been through the program. Zula, a current Habitat Cabarrus homeowner encouraged her to sign up for the program. Markeisha is a single parent without any help from the other parent and it has been difficult for her. Her desire to be approved for the program came from her wanting to create a better life for her and her son. While being in the program she has obtained more patience.  She states that she has made some great connections with great people. Being able to fellowship with others while working towards Habitat’s mission has been very rewarding. Markeisha has been working diligently to obtain her sweat equity hours on the Construction Site as well as at the ReStore. She expressed that she learned so much from Financial Peace University classes offered by Habitat Cabarrus. “The financial peace classes worked and it has changed me in some ways. I am more conscious on what I’m spending and I’m using cash more instead of my debit card.”Her family is excited for her and look forward to volunteering on the construction site. My son is very excited to have his own room and bed. He has come up with so many ideas about what he wants his room to look like. Markeisha believes that her life is about to change drastically. She will finally have somewhere she can call home. “I’ve always dreamed of having a home for me and my son. This is just one of my main goals that will be completed.” Once becoming a homeowner, she would like to go back to school and another job that pays well with a decent schedule so she can spend more time with her son and his extra-curricular activities. She is even considering starting a business to ensure financial stability.When asked about her experience with Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus she shared “This was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. I will forever cherish this program and (it will) have a piece of my heart.”

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