Family from Nepal receives home built by Roanoke College students

ROANOKE, Va. Patrick Henry ninth grader Nirajan Kadariya enjoyed a warm welcome into his new home Saturday.

"Oh its been very nice actually, because back in my country, we would've never imagined having a house like this, " Kadariya said.

The Kadariya family came to Roanoke four years ago from Nepal. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Roanoke College, they have a house to call home.

"I'm really thankful for that," said Kadariya.

Back in August, Daria Chicosky and other Roanoke College students began construction on the home.

"This is the 11th time we've had where every single freshman put a nail into this house. Over 600 students came and helped, it's amazing to be apart of this process to help for another year," Chicosky said.

Chicosky realizes the benefits of community service is a two way street.

"Roanoke College can be such a bubble, so to meet these people and help them have stability in America, I think it really has an impact on the students who come and help," Chicosky said.

With his parents and sister, Kadariya is ready to claim his room.

"The first one is going to be mine," laughs Kadariya.