Family Stories

The Duarte Family

Ivania and her three children were living in a 2 bd apartment, which posed health risks due to poor plumbing and proximity to nearby waste management and electrical plants. Ivania works as an eligibility worker in public social services and enjoys helping people in her community. Over the past eight and a half years, she has worked her way up from clerical clerk to her current administrative role.  All three children play volleyball. Janelle and Miguel also play rugby and soccer in an after school program.  Gissel loves learning about the environment and would like to become a marine biologist. Janelle has a passion for art and animals. Miguel enjoys math and would like to design his own video game someday.  Ivania is grateful for the service of Habitat LA staff and volunteers and cannot wait to move into their new home.