Fiona Henderson had been living in an apartment, then moved into a 3-bedroom house with her brother, aunty and grandson.

The family wanted to improve their new backyard to allow the family some privacy and more time together outside.

Fiona had seen the difference Pride of Place projects had made to the households in Mossman Gorge so signed up. “We all helped with the garden. My brother helped with the paving and building the barbeque.

Our family also purchased a whipper snipper, mower, wheelbarrow, rake and shovel to help keep the yard tidy. Growing up, I didn’t have things like this. I am proud that I am able to own these things now.”

With the help of an MPower Consultant, Fiona and her family are now saving up to buy more plants and to build a new fence.

“Now I’m saving up to buy more things for my family and our house.”

“Pride of Place has made a big difference for my family and changed my way of thinking.”