Champion Home Exteriors is excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity to get this home ready for the Nyilibakwe/Mukabalisa family.
Champion Home Exteriors, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati to help provide a deserving family with an updated home that will enable them to thrive.
As part of the partnership, Champion’s Cincinnati location is donating the company’s custom-manufactured replacement windows and its Comfort 365® roofing system—both of which will make the home more comfortable, energy efficient, and attractive.
“We’re thrilled to be able to make a difference in the community and help a family that’s working hard to succeed,” says Brandon McDonald, division manager, Champion of Cincinnati. “We’re also extremely pleased that our contributions will shorten the wait for the Nyilibakwe/Mukabalisa family to move into their new home.”
According to Charmaine Kessinger, development director, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, the partnership with Champion will help Habitat for Humanity complete the home rehabilitation more quickly and efficiently.
“Champion’s contribution is invaluable. We really appreciate it. Without it, we would need to either use operational dollars to purchase the replacement windows and roofing, or we’d need to raise money to fund those purchases,” Kessinger explains. “Either would delay the completion of the project and present the Nyilibakwe/Mukabalisa family with a longer timeline to move in.”
Immaculee Mukabalisa and Axel Nyilibakwe inside what will soon be their home.
Axel Nyilibakwe and Immaculee Mukabalisa were approved as a Habitat for Humanity Partner Family in January of 2014. They live in Cincinnati with their eight-month-old son, Levi. Axel is a college graduate and is employed as a computer operator at United Mail in Cincinnati, OH. Immaculee is a college senior and will be graduating soon.
Axel and Immaculee have faced many challenges in their lives. Immaculee lost her parents, and Axel lost his cousins and uncle, in the genocide and turmoil in Rwanda. Despite these tragedies, the Nyilibakwe/Mukabalisa family is determined to make the most of the new life they have. Axel and Immaculee also are quite dedicated to helping others and supporting the community in which they’ll live.
As Axel and Immaculee put it, “Owning a decent house for our family is the best asset we can dream of and get in the United States of America, [and] owning our home can boost us in helping other families…. We are ready to do our part and go beyond in order to get our home in the United States.”
The rehabilitated house will be sold to Axel and Immaculee, who can expect a monthly payment of approximately $500, including loan principle, taxes, and insurance.
Champion Home Exteriors is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati to complete this important project and wishes the Nyilibakwe/Mukabalisa family all the best.