October 15, 2014: The Moo family is on its way to becoming homeowners through Habitat.
In 2008, Hsar Moo and Sar Ka Nyaw immigrated to America from a refugee camp in Thailand. Originally from Burma, this couple fled violence in their own country during the ongoing civil war between the Karen National Union and the Burmese Government.
Their two eldest children were born in Thailand before the family relocated to the United States.
This family of five now lives in an overcrowded two-bedroom apartment in the South Hills. Their housing complex is tainted with drug use and the landlord provide little to no assistance with pest control. While Hsar has maintained steady employment, cultural and language barriers have limited his access to living-wage jobs, making it hard for him to provide for his family. By partnering with Habitat, the Moo family hopes to full fill its dream of owning a home that can be passed down to children and generations to come.