Ibrahim and Assilya Mohammed called Somalia home until the civil wars forced them to leave with their four children six years ago. They chose their family’s safety over a homeland they had always known.

While they enjoy security in Nashville, rising costs have been a challenge. Their rent has risen to $1,400 monthly which, combined with supporting their children, stretched Ibrahim’s salary from Tyson foods. Three children, aged 14, 13, and 7 live at home while their elder son lives with his wife in a separate place. All four have aspirations for college. Without the loan offered by Habitat for Humanity, their dream of home ownership and education would not come true.

With Belmont UMC’s help, they will be on their way. Please make plans to help with our Habitat build on Saturday, November 2, from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. To sign up, contact Patrick Pitts (615-260-5586).