Habitat for Humanity brings out women to help Greeley single mother carve out a little space for her kids


Susana Figueroa works on hammering a board into place while helping with the construction of her home last month in Evans. Figueroa, a single mother of five, is receiving help from Habitat for Humanity.

Joshua Polso, The Greeley TribuneSusana Figueroa works on hammering a board into place while helping with the construction of her home last month in Evans. Figueroa, a single mother of five, is receiving help from Habitat for Humanity.

When Susana Figueroa goes to bed at night, she curls up in the corner of the mattress and rests her head on her clasped hands.

There isn’t room for much else.

Three of her daughters, Dalia, Yanise and Kamyla, aged 11, 9 and 5, share the bed with her.

Figueroa, 39, and her five children share a two-bedroom apartment in Greeley. They are grateful for it. Rents are high. This is their fourth move in the past few years. But it’s cramped. David, the only boy in the house, is 17 and sleeps on the couch. Natalie, 18, is the only one lucky enough to have her own room.

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