Habitat For Humanity chapter celebrates largest project to date

7:16 PM, Feb 18, 2014   |    comments
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FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland is celebrating its biggest project to date.

It's a more than $1 million condominium complex built entirely by volunteers. The key to the first unit was presented today to a woman who also helped build her new home. Over the last year, Nyapeni Doulthan spent more than 200 hours working on this home. Tuesday, she officially became the homeowner.

It's part of a project called Women Build. It's a Habitat For Humanity program that teaches women construction skills. When Nyapeni fled the war in South Sudan, she never imagined owning a house in America. Now, she and her four children have a permanent place to call home.

"It's our home," Douthan said. "It's where we will eat Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, vacations, our time, it's a home for my family."

Habitat For Humanity is currently in the process of approving families to move into the remaining two units.























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