Habitat for Humanity helps Haiti
Three years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.0. Habitat for Humanity was able to help more than 200,000 people. Just recently the “Jimmy Carter Project 2012” took place.
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.