“We’ve been through so much. Sometimes we didn’t have money for food and [my kids] knew and didn’t ask for more. They were only four and six,” said Linda Ramirez. “[Our home] is the biggest prize at the end of the road.”Linda and her children, Angel, 13, and Camila, 10, are over the moon about being approved for a Habitat home.
“They started crying,” said Linda about when she told her kids that they were going to get a home. “For us this is a dream come true. When we came here, my son said ‘I don’t want to move any more.’ So, I told him next time we move, it will be to our house.”
“We’ve been here six years, and we’ve moved six times,” said Linda. “I made a promise. The next time we move it will be to our home…I’m so glad I can keep my promise because of this program.”
Linda works at TMC. She and her children travel to Nogales every week to attend the Church where Linda is also a teacher.
“We prayed three times a day for the house. I know this is a blessing,” said Linda. “I think that’s why I cried, because I knew it’s what we’d been praying for.”