WOWT Article: Dream Home Built For Family Of Refugees
Mustafa Hassan and family move in
Posted: 5:20 PM Sep 26, 2009
Reporter: Bryan Latham
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Saturday was homecoming for an Omaha family after a long journey that began four years ago and a continent away.
"This was a dream I was dreaming a long time." Mustafa Hassan had every reason to be proud. He got the keys to his new home at 24th and Binney. "All my children, they are happy, they ran up and down in the house, it's amazing."
It wasn't long ago that he and his family were in a refugee camp in Kenya. They are from Somalia and came to the United States in 2005. Last year they applied for a Habitat For Humanity home.
Construction started in May and ever since Mustafa, along with hundreds of volunteers, have worked hard to make this dream come true.
"I'm not going to lie, it was a lot of work, but you know you set goals and say I'm going to do this this year and we got it done," said Norma Fletcher of Omaha.
Mustafa was all smiles and was more than happy to show off his new house. He said he can now provide a home for his children far better than he ever had.
"It's a beautiful day for us ‘cause my children's generation is very nice here, it's not like my generation, so right now they have their education, right now they have their own house, so that is amazing."
Every Habitat For Humanity recipient must complete several hundred hours of "sweat equity." Hassan completed his months ago and has worked countless more hours.
Hassan's house was sponsored by Habitat's Women Build. All construction was completed by a crew of mostly women.
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