A Nying and MaChit Myaing have been married for 16 years. They met at a refugee camp in Thailand and moved to Chapel Hill six years ago. A Nying works at Solucion in Durham and MaChit works at the Residence Inn in Chapel Hill. They live with their grandfather, Pha Den, and their three daughters: Thu Wia, Thu Zar, and Than Than.

A Nying and MaChit currently live in public housing. It is noisy at night and they often hear sounds of fighting and the police. There is not enough space for everyone to have their own bedroom: Than Than and Thu Zar share a room while Thu Wia sleeps with her parents. They heard about Habitat through friends and believe that owning their own home will be good for their children and their future. They are excited that once they pay off the mortgage, the home will be theirs. They also think that without the noise of their apartment, they will get more sleep!

Thanks to UNC Habitat for Humanity for sponsoring this home for A Nying and MaChit Myaing! It wouldn't be possible without their support.