2011 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Building Hope in Haiti

The volunteers who joined former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in Haiti on Nov. 5-12, 2011, built far more than houses.

The houses are important. At the end of the 28th Carter Work Project, 100 safe, decent new homes now stand in the Santo community in Léogâne. Léogâne was the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake that ravaged the country.

But perhaps even more important is the hope for a new life that continues to build among the Haitian families who worked beside the volunteers. These families lost nearly everything in the earthquake, but they are strong and resilient, and are ready to help themselves and their neighbors rebuild.

These new houses brought a stronger sense of community, an affirmed dedication to Haiti's future, and a new reminder that the work there is still just beginning.

CWP 2011 Volunteer House Photos - Léogâne, Haiti
View photos of volunteers and the newly-built homes from the 2011 Carter Work Project. High-resolution copies of each photo are available for download and printing.

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