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Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009: Qionglai City, China's Sichuan Province

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Volunteers in China celebrated the final day of the 2009 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project with signs and plenty of smiles. They braved snow and freezing temperatures during the week to start a new apartment complex to house families in need. Habitat for Humanity/Steffan Hacker

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Compilations of daily summaries and highlights from the Qionglai City build site.

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Walls and hope go up in Sichuan
Habitat for Humanity’s multi-story units in Qionglai city, China, mean new hope for hundreds of families living in substandard housing.

Steel supports and smiles
Hundreds of busy volunteers on the China work site transformed tens of thousands of bricks and steel structural supports into simple, decent, affordable housing during the 2009 Carter Work Project.


Carter Work Project volunteers helped build a series of multi-story, urban housing units in Qionglai City in China's southwestern Sichuan province.  Nearly 200 volunteers constructed 20 Habitat for Humanity units as part of Habitat's Qionglai City Project.  These housing units will house hundreds of families who lost their land on the rural outskirts of the expanding city as their holdings were consolidated for other purposes.  Without the work of Habitat, the families would have no prospect of a safe, decent, affordable home.