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Jimmy Carter: Few houses built for poor Haitians

It's pretty amazing that Jimmy Carter, at age 87, has the energy and the commitment to support the building of housing for Haitians.

AP reports:

LEOGANE, Haiti — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he doesn't see many houses built for poor Haitians following the massive earthquake almost two years ago.

Carter tells The Associated Press that he noticed little such housing after he drove from the international airport to the U.S. ambassador's house in the capital to Leogane, a coastal city that was largely flattened because it was at the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake.

Joined by 500 volunteers, Carter and his wife Rosalynn are in Haiti for six days to help Habitat for Humanity build 100 homes for families displaced by the earthquake. The project looks to build a total of 500 homes.

Ramon Espinosa / AP

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter pauses during an interview as he and his wife Rosalynn visit a Habitat for Humanity project in Leogane, Haiti, Monday Nov. 7. The Carters joined volunteers from around the world to build 100 homes in partnership with earthquake-affected families in Haiti during a week-long Habitat for Humanity housing project.



Ramon Espinosa / AP

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, left, cuts wood as he works on a home as his wife Rosalynn looks on as they visit a Habitat for Humanity project in Leogane, Haiti, Monday Nov. 7.

Ramon Espinosa / AP

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, right, rides waves from the back of a vehicle with his wife Rosalynn as they visit at Habitat for Humanity project in Leogane, Haiti, Monday Nov. 7.