When Flora Mohammed’s husband left her, she didn’t know where to turn for help. Mohammed, who fled her native war-torn country of Sudan in 2011 to come to North Carolina, had five children, no job and limited English skills.
For a while, Mohammed and her children, ages 7 to 15, stayed with a friend in Cary. But they needed permanent housing, and Mohammed, 40, needed a source of income.
She’s come a long way since then.
On Wednesday, Mohammed celebrated her new home near Southeast Raleigh, thanks to a collaboration of local nonprofit groups. The house was built by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Read the entire story here.
Thanks to WIHN and the Triangle Apartment Association for assisting Flora and referring her to Habitat Wake's homeownership program, and to Eaton for sponsoring the construction of her new home. Thanks also to Ashley Hendricks for writing Flora's story.