Meet Libby

Nierman family Habitat kids

Libby is a single mom to her two energetic kids ages 5 and 3.She is originally from Indianapolis, IN and has lived in Bend since 2006. Libby applied to Bend Area Habitat in 2014 but did not qualify at that time. The denial prompted her to seek local resources to improve her personal finances. She attended classes through NeighborImpact and participated in their IDA (individual development account) Matched Savings Program to save for massage school and to open her own business.

Libby ans her kids enjoy exploring nature at every opportunity they get. Her boy enjoys playing outside, watching movies, and reading books. Her girl likes riding her bike and going to the park.

The family has had to move several times in the past few years and Libby has long dreamed of owning her own home. She says, “We look forward to learning and engaging with our community throughout the process of buying our home – a dream that would not be possible without Habitat”. She also looks forward to less stress and worry about providing for her two kids.