Habitat North America: Jackson, Mississippi

Nine year-old Destiny Jackson sits at a desk in her room, doing her homework.  She and her mother Deirdre Jackson, a schoolteacher, lived in New Orleans East before losing everything to Hurricane Katrina.  {quote}We had nothing to go back to,{quote} said Deirdre, who has resettled in Jackson, Mississippi, in a house built in partnership with Metro Jackson Habitat for Humanity.  She shares her home in the Poindexter Park neighborhood with Destiny, her 16-year-old nephew, Patrick, and two tuxedo cats, Adam and Eve.© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein
Jackson, Mississippi, April 15, 2010

Nine year-old Destiny Jackson sits at a desk in her room, doing her homework. She and her mother Deirdre Jackson, a schoolteacher, lived in New Orleans East before losing everything to Hurricane Katrina. "We had nothing to go back to," said Deirdre, who has resettled in Jackson, Mississippi, in a house built in partnership with Metro Jackson Habitat for Humanity. She shares her home in the Poindexter Park neighborhood with Destiny, her 16-year-old nephew, Patrick, and two tuxedo cats, Adam and Eve. 

© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein