Burundi Refugees To Receive Topeka's Largest Habitat Home

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) They're planning to build the largest house in the history of the Topeka chapter of Habitat of Humanity.

Now, in its 30th year in the Capital City, the organization newest home will be for a family of eight. They said the family's story is one that "speaks to the heart of the Habitat story."

The Munganga family came to the United States from Burundi in April 2009 and settled in Topeka to begin anew. They have six kids, ranging in ages from 21 to 3 years old.

Habitat for Humanity said the family was overwhelmed to work with them "because they see it as an opportunity from God to work toward a new life in their new home."

They added that the Mungangas believe God led them to the safety of America and are excited about their new home. Already, they said, 3 year-old Josiah is asking every day about when the painting of their new home begins.

WIBW Channels and Thrivant Financial are partnering with Habitat to build the home as well as Arrow Exteriors, Blue Dot, Budget Blinds, Carpet One, ColorWorks Paint, Concrete Unlimited, Custom Wood Products, Davis Electric, Fox Seamless Guttering, Home Depot, Honey Do's Portable Toilets, McCray Lumber, Meridian Roofing, Payless Shoe Source, Presbyterian Manor, Stauffer Lawn & Landscape, and Topeka LASIK Center.