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Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Carter Work Project volunteers wrapped up their work in Chiang Mai, Thailand, amid pomp and confetti, gifts and joyful tears from the new homeowners whose lives they’ve helped change.

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Daily summaries and highlights

Daily summaries from Thailand | Highlights from Thailand
Compilations of daily summaries and highlights from the Chiang Mai build site.

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The 2009 Carter Work Project comes to a close
A look back on some amazing moments of the 2009 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Thailand, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Time for celebration
Grateful thanks from new Habitat homeowners and memorable closing ceremonies.


Thailand, the "Land of Smiles," is one of the great economic development success stories of recent times. Yet for many low-income families, increased demand for land and land prices has made access to decent housing impossible. Some 8.2 million people live in substandard housing.

Chiang Mai was the main host site for the 2009 Carter Work Project from November 15-20, 2009. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn joined the Chiang Mai community, celebrities and approximately 3,000 volunteers. During the week-long build, 82 simple, decent homes were built in partnership with low-income families in northern Thailand.

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