Jessica wasn’t ready for her time with Habitat for Humanity to end after holding the keys to the house she helped build, so she took the opportunity to continue her Habitat journey through an AmeriCorps VISTA position.
With a focus on lifting up and bringing lasting change to communities, Habitat works with local partners to implement solutions as unique as the neighborhoods themselves. Take a closer look at efforts underway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Muncie, Indiana — and two residents who have made the cause their own.
All Habitat kitchens in the U.S. and Canada for the past 20 years have been outfitted with a Whirlpool refrigerator and range thanks to the Whirlpool Corporation. It was in her mother’s kitchen, on those appliances, where Chef Ro taught herself basics of cooking and changed the trajectory of her life.
Habitat Zambia builds home with member of vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities, orphans and households headed up children. Lucy began raising her two younger brothers when she was in the seventh grade. Today, her family thrives in a Habitat house.