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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:51 PM

President Jimmy Carter will join 1,500 volunteers in Nepal for Habitat for Humanity

President Jimmy Carter will join 1,500 volunteers in Nepal for Habitat for Humanity’s 32nd annual Carter Work Project


ATLANTA (Sept. 29, 2015) President Jimmy Carter recently received consent from his medical team to travel to Nepal for Habitat for Humanity’s 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The build will take place Nov. 1-6 in the Chitwan district, which is located 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu.

“Since Rosalynn and I first volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in 1984, we’ve never missed a single year,” said President Carter. “I am grateful that we can join with other volunteers in November and continue to help shed light on the critical need to address inadequate housing around the world.”

During the week, 1,500 volunteers from within Nepal and around the world will help build permanent homes in partnership with low-income families in the Nayabasti Gairigaun village. A majority of these families are Dalits, who are considered the lowest group in the Nepali caste system. Many work as construction laborers, farmers or garbage collectors, or work at a nearby poultry farm, earning US$5 to US$7 a day.

For more than three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have given a week of their time annually to help Habitat build and repair houses while raising awareness of the critical need for affordable housing. During the previous 31 projects, more than 92,000 volunteers have built, renovated and repaired 3,943 homes in 14 countries.

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Reply President Jimmy Carter will join 1,500 volunteers in Nepal for Habitat for Humanity (Original post)
kpete Sep 2015 OP
dembotoz Sep 2015 #1
Fearless Sep 2015 #2
rusty quoin Oct 2015 #3
Milliesmom Oct 2015 #4
Paka Oct 2015 #5
passiveporcupine Oct 2015 #6
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cwydro Oct 2015 #8
brer cat Oct 2015 #9
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cwydro Oct 2015 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2015, 11:26 PM

1. maybe bushie will paint a nice painting for the wall

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2015, 11:36 PM

2. Good to hear he's doing well!

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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:06 AM

3. To me, he is a saint here on earth. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:35 AM

4. Safe Journey there and home President and Mrs.Carter.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:40 AM

5. Both President and Mrs. Carter are the nicest folks.

They worked on the house next to the one I was working on several years ago in Thailand.

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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:57 AM

6. Sure hope this trip goes well for him.

I know how much he really wanted to go.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 01:01 AM

7. Have a safe trip, Jimmy and Rosalynn!

R&

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 01:41 AM

8. K and r!

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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 01:41 AM

9. Godspeed, President & Mrs. Carter.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 02:32 AM

10. Fair winds & following seas, Mr. President. Take care of yourself.

If I can do as much good in my lifetime as he does in a month, I'll count myself lucky.

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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 09:55 AM

11. Kicking for all those who had given him up for dead when he was diagnosed.

You go Jimmy!

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