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Limaris, Valdemar and family

My name is Limaris. I am currently learning English at New London Adult Education while staying at home with our newborn, Jeraliz. My husband, Valdemar, works as a driver at Arrow Paper Company.

We have been married for thirteen years, and we are both natives of Puerto Rico. We decided to move to the United States, because my son, Josada, did not receive the necessary help needed for his autism in Puerto Rico. We also believed we would find better education for him and our daughter, Liz, as well as better health care, and economic opportunities in the United States, so the day came for us to leave our loved ones behind.

On August 17, 2013, we arrived in New London to find a better future for our family and new job opportunities. At first, we thought that we could not achieve all of this. However, with the help of God and the important people in our lives, we believe we can.  In the future, I hope to become a nurse, and my husband would like to obtain a better position at Arrow Paper Company. 

The neighborhood we currently live in is incredibly unsafe. The apartment is lacking privacy. The neighbors are able to look in the windows easily, and people look in the bedroom windows often. Teenagers hang around outside doing all types of drugs. We have very noisy neighbors that wake up our infant, day and night. We feel it is unsafe to use the common areas like the laundry and hallways. We would like a home that will be safe for our family.

We hope to achieve all of our dreams and to give our children stability. We always dreamed of owning our own home. When I learned about Habitat for Humanity, our dreams became possible. Although we speak little English, Habitat found a way for us to communicate. Now we are on our way to becoming Habitat homeowners.



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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