Refugees set­tle into house that beer built

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The Buffalo News - - WEATHER - By Phil Fair­banks

On a res­i­den­tial street in Buf­falo’s Bai­ley-Clin­ton neigh­bor­hood, a refugee fam­ily of eight is set­tling into the house that beer built.

The new home on Man­i­toba Street was built by Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Buf­falo in part­ner­ship with sev­eral lo­cal brew­eries, dis­til­leries, bars and the Buf­falo Ni­a­gara Brew­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

“Habi­tat is a great or­ga­ni­za­tion to help people get a hand up, not a hand out,” Tim Her­zog, owner of Fly­ing Bi­son Brew­ing, said in a state­ment.

Un­veiled at a news con­fer­ence Satur­day, the new house was built with money raised at sev­eral beer-re­lated spe­cial events and with the help of vol­un­teer work­ers from Com­mu­nity Beer Works, 12 Gates Brew­ing, Big Ditch and other brew­eries.

The new house will be home to Manasse Ns­abiyuma and Ne­chode Nday­ishimiye and their six chil­dren. The cou­ple met in Tan­za­nia be­fore com­ing to the Buf­falo area more than a decade ago.

As part of the Habi­tat pro­gram, they con­trib­uted 500 hours of “sweat eq­uity” in or­der to buy their home.

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