With their two young children, Mr. and Mrs. Afghanzada emigrated from Kabul, Afghanistan to the United States in 2017. In Aurora, the whole family was placed into a two-bedroom apartment. And, shortly after their arrival, the Afghanzada family welcomed their third child.
As their family grew, they knew the need for a bigger home was a must. Unable to qualify for a traditional mortgage, a friend of theirs who are Habitat homeowners, recommended that they apply for a home in Aurora at Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. Slowly, Mr. and Mrs. Afghanzada were able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
When asked about his most memorable experience, he says he can still recall the day that he received a call from Barb Zegiel, the Funds and Marketing Coordinator, to break the news that they had been accepted to become Habitat homeowners. Abdul called this the biggest step to being able to keep his family safe, after living in a country that was plagued with constant violence, this was a massive milestone in their lives. Abdul and Viavia want what all parents hope for, to have a happy, healthy, safe, and educated family.
The Afghanzada family is very grateful for everything the organization has done for them, and they are ecstatic to be able to move into their new home and continue to build memories together as a family.