Abdulla & Khozima Almohamed came to the Tri-Cities in the hopes of creating a better and brighter future for their family. After they had experienced so many hardships in Syria including a loss in the family and the bombing of their home, they moved to Jordan to stay with relatives because it was safer. While in Jordan they were given the opportunity to travel to the U.S. through UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
At the encouragement of a friend, the Almohamed family applied to Habitat for Humanity in 2018 in the hopes of having a house again. Unfortunately, Abdulla (who had owned an internet café in Syria) then sustained a back injury and the family could not continue with the application process.
After applying again in 2020 and being accepted in May, their excitement and eagerness to complete the required sweat equity hours pushed them to complete their first 200 hours in record time. After Abdulla underwent surgery for his back injury, Khozima and her nephew Abdul worked as hard as they could to reach that milestone in less than a month!
“Although we have been through hard times,
we are resilient and are making new lives here in the U.S.”
Khozima is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Columbia Basin College with a year and a half left until she graduates. She had 3 years’ worth of college in Syria, but could not continue due to the war starting. While recovering from surgery at home, Abdulla is helping the children with their online school. They believe the Habitat program is such a good opportunity for them and their three children and are ready to work hard to reach their dream.