2012 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project
One hundred more homes were built in the community of Santo.
In January 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake forever changed the landscape of Haiti.
Though recovery has been slow and arduous, progress is visible in the new community of Santo. In February 2012, 155 families moved from tents and makeshift shelters into concrete-and-wood houses built by Habitat for Humanity Haiti and Haven, an Irish NGO, during the 2011 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Much work remains. About 400,000 Haitians are still living in temporary shelters, and many people are struggling to find ways to make a living in this fractured economy.
But Santo stands as a beacon of hope — a sign of what’s possible when people of goodwill keep investing generously and wisely in humankind.