Here are links to the daily slideshows from the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Léogâne, Haiti. About 400 Habitat for Humanity volunteers spent a week sweating and building homes. I sweated along with them, but instead of a hammer, I carried my cameras. Hopefully, you enjoy looking at the week of hard work the volunteers put in.
Also, if you don’t like the “autoplay” function, simply click on the “pause” button in the lower right corner.
Day One was mostly devoted to travel. We flew from Atlanta to Port au Prince, then drove to Léogâne. Lots of time sitting in planes and buses, and getting acclimated to our tent camp.
On Day Two, volunteers set about building the homes and adjusting to the heat and humidity.
Day Three was a difficult work day, but it was made interesting by a visit from Haitian President Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly and his security detail.
After days of looking through the fence at the world surrounding us, Day Four was notable for a 30-minute tour of the tent camp outside the work site.
Volunteers and Haitians started to bond as progress on their homes by Day Five. Plus, President Carter answered questions from the audience in the evening.
Volunteers worked late on Day Six, which was the warmest day we had seen.
Even though the houses weren’t quite finished, there were many smiles on Day Seven.