The Bouzerari Family
Elmehdi, Fatima and their children Mohammed (8), Amir (5) and Malak (2) have been selected as one of our families for our most recent Blackfalds build! The Bouzerari family planted their roots in Red Deer in 2013 after moving to Canada from Morocco.
Elmehdi owns a cleaning business and describes himself as honest, dynamic, and hardworking. Mohammed the eldest son, loves playing with insects and hopes to be an Entomologist when he grows up. He loves playing soccer and drawing. Amir also loves soccer, swimming and playing games. One of their family traditions includes observing Ramadan which is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and a heightened elevation of worship.
Currently living in downtown Red Deer their home is too small for the whole family. The ventilation system is old and not working properly which could lead to future health problems. Stress has become a regular feeling for Elmehdi which in turn causes many sleepless nights and worry for his family. A friend referred them to Habitat Red Deer, and he applied because having a safe, decent, affordable home for his family means a life without stress. When they received the news, the entire family was overcome with happiness! The extra space allows more room for activities and the opportunity to invite friends over to celebrate special occasions. The kids are most excited for more space to play, their own rooms and a yard!
Being a Habitat partner brings the family a sense of pride and are very much looking forward to joining the Blackfalds community! A homeowner means stability, independence, and comfort with the chance to make long lasting family memories to share over the many years to come. Just ‘fill out the application’ Elmehdi says – ‘your future home is waiting for you’.