Ali and Afrah have been married for 10 years and have three beautiful children – Ahmed (8), Maryam (5), and little Jacob (2). The children already love math and reading books, Ahmed even won a science award last year. Ali wants to give his children the best education possible. Usually found playing soccer, dancing, or visiting relatives, the family loves spending time together.

Ali has worked in hospitality for two years and is working toward being promoted to chief engineer. Afrah, an accomplished architect in her home country, now loves her job as a care provider as she enjoys helping others.

Ali and Afrah are refugees from Iraq, and suffered unimaginable personal loss on their journey to freedom through refugee camps all the way to San Diego. Owning a Habitat home will provide a safety and stability they have not known for a very long time.