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Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009: Laos

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Volunteers and homeowners finished the work of the country's first Carter Work Project and the Laos build closed with happy homeowners. Homeowner Choud Daboun (left) and Habitat staff member, Gerard Snowball.

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Overview
The Lao People's Democratic Republic, or Laos, is among the poorest countries in Asia. Poverty is concentrated in the rural areas where most people live. Across the country, more than half the population lacks access to clean water while nearly one-third of the people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities.

Carter Work Project volunteer teams in Laos helped with home repairs and renovations and improvements of water and sanitation facilities.