Jimmy Carter returns to Haiti to build houses
By TRENTON DANIEL Associated PressAssociated Press
Posted: 11/26/2012 08:42:21 AM PST
November 26, 2012 8:53 PM GMTUpdated: 11/26/2012 12:53:09 PM PST
LEOGANE, Haiti—Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday urged donors to honor the billion-dollar pledges they made to help Haiti rebuild after its devastating 2010 earthquake.
Carter's call for greater humanitarian aid to Haiti came on the first day of a weeklong effort to build 100 homes with about 600 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity.
It was the second time in the past year that Carter, 88, and his wife Rosalynn have come to help house people displaced at the epicenter of the disaster.
"We've seen numerous governments in Haiti; they have a very difficult time," Carter told reporters, noting this was his 11th trip to Haiti. "I think we should give the government of Haiti some breathing room and give them all the support we can, even if there's some waste of money."