For Belmont resident Ms. Margaret, a new bathroom is liberating and life changing.
“How can Habitat work with me?”
This is the question Ms. Margaret asked skeptically when a friend suggested she reach out to Habitat for home repairs. With social security as her only source of income, she was sure that she would not be able to find the help she needed.
Originally from Atlanta, Ms. Margaret moved to Philadelphia with her father and six brothers at the age of eight. The family settled in West Philly, where Ms. Margaret has lived ever since.
After graduating from Overbrook High School, Ms. Margaret worked in a local nursing home for 21 years and raised her two children. Around the time her first granddaughter was born, she bought her first home, the 130-year-old West Philly row home where she currently resides.