Habitat for Humanity of Delaware & Union Counties welcomes Emmerencia and her children into our Homeownership Program!


“Habitat has given me the opportunity to realize my dream of owning a safe, stable home for me and my children.”


Emmerencia and her two children moved to the United States from Cameroon in 2017 in hopes of finding a safe, permanent home for her family. She wants to provide her children with the comfort and security of not having to worry about moving anymore.

The family is currently living in Lewis Center in a two-bedroom trailer home. She describes it as narrow and tiny with barely any space to live and play. “If you’re not careful, you might bump into things,” she said. “Movement is limited, and we can’t sit and do things together or have fun around this space.”

Emmerencia works for a home health care company, taking care of seniors and individuals with disabilities in need of daily living assistance. “I enjoy taking care of my clients and putting a smile on their faces!” she said of her job, “I am also currently working towards my bachelor’s degree in Applied Management.”

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Emmerencia’s home build is this year’s Apostles Build VI!

An Apostles Build is a local mission project involving local churches joining together to fund and construct a Habitat home. Learn more about the Apostles Build VI and how you can get involved here.

For Emmerencia, it means a lot to be purchasing a Habitat home. “It means less worry about my children’s futures. It means a more stable life, and a better environment to grow up in. They’re what matters to me most.”

When I learned that I was accepted, I was so excited that my heart skipped beats! I’m so happy and thankful for the opportunity to become a homeowner. It is a dream come true, a dream I didn’t know how to obtain and didn’t know if it would ever come true. Habitat gave me the chance to realize that dream.
— Emmerencia

Her children are so excited to move into their future home that they have already designed their bedrooms, and look forward to having birthday parties and inviting friends to come over. The family is also eager to purchase a grill and play outside in their own yard.

We need your support to help Emmerencia realize her dream of homeownership.

Join us by making a financial contribution or volunteering alongside her on the job site. Together, we can build strong foundations…one home at a time.

If you would like to send a Donation by mail, please mail your check to:

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware & Union Counties
305 Curtis Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015