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After 25 years of marriage, Sonya found herself divorced and living paycheck-to-paycheck in an overpriced apartment with her daughter Majesty.   Though expensive, Sonya knew safety was a critical component for her and Majesty’s living situation.  During her hardships Sonya kept a positive attitude and prayed for understanding and clarity about her future.

After learning about Habitat for Humanity from a friend in Asheville, Sonya applied and became a Partner Family.  Sonya started ¬financial literacy classes and discovered she had a real affinity for budgeting.  Sonya was excited to take the Dave Ramsey course and looks forward to controlling her finances – rather than her finances directing her life.  She hopes to be able to help her daughter pursue a college education.

Currently Sonya is working her sweat equity hours.  After much sacrifice and hard work Sonya and Majesty plan to move into their new, affordable, home later this year.  Through it all Sonya relies on the Bible verse Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Sonya says, “Now I’m able to breathe and believe in God’s promises.  I am so grateful for this opportunity to live again and have hope because of Habitat for Humanity.”