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Yahaira, Josue and family

My name is Yahaira Gonzalez and my husband is Josue Rosado. I am a mother of five children. My first child is Eunice -14 yrs. old, my second oldest is Denice - 12 yrs. old, and my last three children are; Joshua- 9 yrs., Elizabeth-6 yrs., and Joseph Luis-1 yr. My husband is currently employed at New London Housing Authority. I am a stay-at-home mom, planning to pursue my dream of becoming a social worker.

I was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in Mass.  Josue was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in New York City. As children, we struggled. We both had dreams to graduate college and work on our dream career, but life was too harsh and took us through a different path. We met and fell in love young. I had my first child at the age of 19. I was living with his parents and we struggled along the way. Our path led us to New London. As time passed by and our family grew bigger, we were accepted to live in New London Housing, where my husband decided to work.  My family and I started visiting church and little by little things started to change for the better. As a firm believer of Jesus we knew that blessings were on the way.

Our dream was always to become a home owner. My children, husband and I never gave up hope that we would soon have a house to call our own.  Soon after this I heard about the program, Habitat for Humanity. I decided to give it a try. I never lost hope that this would be the blessing we were all waiting for. I went to the class in Norwich and applied. When we received our second application everyone was very excited. Months passed by and we waited patiently never losing hope. The phone rang one day and we received the call that we got the house; tears of joy filled my eyes as I told my family the great news. We are finally going to be the homeowners we always wished to be. I truly want to thank first and foremost our God for this blessing and Habitat for Humanity for giving us the opportunity of making our dreams come true. God bless you all.


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Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut

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New London Connecticut, 06320
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