When Bekhaled first came to the United States, he came alone, leaving his wife, Fatha, behind in their home country. For years, his number one goal was to make enough money to bring Fatha to live with him here in the United States. So, Bekhaled worked very hard for many years to accomplish that goal. Once they had been reunited, their family quickly began to grow and Bekhaled had a new goal in mind – to provide his family with a safe, stable home.
As a family of four on a single income, finding an affordable place to live was difficult, so they had to settle on renting part of an old house that did not have central AC. To make matters worse, this old house was also the home to pesky cockroaches and a bad smell that constantly lingered in the air. Bekhaled knew that his family deserved better. So, in September of 2020, he reached out to partner with Habitat.
After completing their sweat equity hours, attending their homeownership education, and paying $1,700 towards closing costs, Bekhaled, Fatha, and the kids finally got to see their new home. Bekhaled and Fatha’s new, four-bedroom, affordable home was generously sponsored by Pelican Landing and The Colony. The dedication was well attended by Habitat staff and residents of Pelican Landing and The Colony. Together we blessed the home and celebrated this beautiful family.
“You saved my family.” Fatha said, smiling with gratitude. “Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.”