In a year when nothing has been normal, Fiston and Nadege were disappointed, but not surprised, to hear the home they had been preparing to build would have to wait until 2021. Fortunately, an unlikely opportunity came about; now their family of four will move into a Habitat home just in time to welcome a new baby in January. The family is working with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity to renovate an Iowa City home and is scheduled to complete construction by December.
Fiston and Nadge are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and came to the US through the Diversity Visa program. They have a daughter, Fistina, a son, James, and are expecting their third child. Fistina says, "Thank you to everyone who is building our house. They make us feel welcome in our community."