Family Of 6 Has A New Home

Family Of 6 Has A New Home

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MOBILE, Alabama -

The youngest of the Togarepi family has her own house key. It may be a while before the infant learns how to unlock the door, but any one of the 6 keys will work. The family is ready to move in.

"I'm truly going to believe it's mine when I spend the night in it, I still don't really believe that it's our home," said Shepherd Togarepi.

Up until 2009 Shepherd and his family lived in South Africa. He was a safari tour guide until a man from the U.S. came to visit and met Shepherd on a tour. The two stayed in touch and eventually the American businessman offered Shepherd a job in the U.S.

"He has really helpful for me. I'm in school at Bishop State doing digital mechanics, so I'm really enjoying it. I finally got my family to America," said Shepherd.

The family lived in an apartment until now.

"I don't know how to explain the way I feel, I'm so very happy to get this new house,
 said the mother.

The home is big enough for the entire family. It has 6 bedrooms and plenty of space for everyone.

"Our capacity is 40 projects a year. This year we hope that we can bust 50 projects and of course that stems on what kind of funding we can get," said Brenda Carson Lawless, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Alabama.

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