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Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: Mekong Build 2009

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OverviewThe need for affordable housing in the Mekong region is immense. Some of the poorest people in Asia live along the countries touching The Mekong River. Nearly one-third of the population lives in poverty—many on less than one dollar per day.
From November 15–20, 2009, The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will unite volunteers and families in need of decent, affordable housing in the Mekong region. During the weeklong build, volunteers will build with an estimated 300 families in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and China's Sichuan Province.
Says President Carter, "Together during the week, we will help hundreds of families into decent housing and bring attention to an area where many people live in deplorable poverty."
The project is also the beginning of a five-year Habitat for Humanity initiative to work with 50,000 families in the five countries.
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