Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) this week partnered again with Habitat for Humanity Capitol Region’s “Women Build” program to renovate a home on Lansing’s north side.

Women Build is a program that celebrates women eliminating inadequate housing by building or repairing homes and improving communities.

This year’s project is working on a home rehab for Congolese refugees Suliman & Najat’s family.

They look forward to seeing their children grow up in their new home, graduate from school, and fulfill dreams of their own.

Also this week, the station reflected upon its efforts over the past five years.  In 2017, Habitat took a trip to Africa in order to help a family in need there and WLNS-TV anchor Sheri Jones went along as a volunteer.

One woman and her four grandchildren lived in a small house made of mud in Kenya and it only had two rooms.

There was no ventilation, a leaky roof and dirt floors. Hamilton-Allen remembers stepping inside the home for the first time with tears.

“Investing one week of what habitat for humanity calls, “sweat equity” to help improve the lives of future generations,” Jones said back in 2017.

 

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