Jata and her husband Samuel, along with their five children; Mirnophta 23, Manoucheka 21, Fanuel 13, Samantha 12, and Kinsly 8, have partnered with St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity to achieve the strength and stability of homeownership.
In their current home, the Moise family lives in a constant state of worry about their safety. From drive-by shootings and neighborhood fights to unwanted knocks at the front door, Jata and Samuel live in fear for their children's lives. This unsafe environment disrupts the children's studies and limits their outdoor
In order to support his family, Samuel had to leave Haiti. Shortly after the passing of her parents, Jata was forced to make the same, extremely difficult decision. With the hope of making a better life for their family, Samuel and Jata had no choice but to leave two daughters behind. Living in the States has been difficult with the language barrier, unsafe neighborhoods, and poor housing conditions. For over fourteen years, Jata has worked as a housekeeper at the Marriot Hotel, struggling to make ends meet. “It is depressing knowing that financially, I am unable to provide the most important thing that my children need to survive,” said Jata. Despite hardship and distance, Jata and Samuel were reunited with their oldest daughters, Mirnophta and Manoucheka. Today, the entire Moise family looks forward to their new, safe, affordable Habitat home.