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Rosa and family

I am Rosa, mother of a 19 year old, named Enrique and an 11 year old girl named Lesly. We are a small but strong family. We moved to Connecticut in 2003 from Puerto Rico looking for a better health treatment for my daughter. Thankfully it has been the best decision I have ever made for us.

My son graduated from high school in 2014. He is an Auto Zone employee at the moment. He loves basketball, video games and spending time with his girlfriend. My daughter will start middle school this year as she goes on to seventh grade at Kelly Middle School. She loves music, art, physical therapy and school. I am currently working at UCFS at the Norwich Health Center since 2012. I started there as a Medical Record Clerk, then went on to Dental Intake Specialist and I will start as a Dental Care Manager next month. I love my job and what I do. It has allowed me to help others and helped me grow, not only professionally but as a person. My little family means the world to me. I love music, art and greatly enjoy reading and learning new things. I feel very blessed and grateful for all the things we’ve achieved as a family so far.

I found out about the Habitat organization through a flyer I had seen in the newspaper, and I was curious enough to go to the meeting. I was surprised when I learned about how Habitat works, and how this great organization helps families to own their own home. I find it amazing how even families with low credit score or low income can still participate and be a part of all this. I like the convenience of a mortgage without interest and little down payment for those who cannot afford much more. At that moment I thought, “This is my chance to own a house for my family”.

Having a Habitat house will make our life better. The energy efficiency is one of the biggest problems in the house that I rent, old windows and doors make the cost of the heating (oil) too high. Habitat houses are constructed with good energy efficiency. Our family was approved for a Habitat house and for us, this is a dream come true. It will be rewarding for me to know that I will be paying for our own house, for our family, for our home.



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Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut

377 Broad Street
New London Connecticut, 06320
Telephone: 860-442-7890
Fax: 860-701-1334