Construction at Santo hits 150

Construction at Santo hits 150

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 10, 2011
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With the Master Plan complete the Santo Community Development Plan is in full construction. Presently several hundred volunteers are on site finishing the construction of 100 homes as part of the 2011 Carter Work Project . Progress has been swift with roofs and porches going on today and tomorrow. The volunteers were joined on site by President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, as well as Garth Brooks and many more enthusiastic builders. In an unprecedented move, the Carter Work Project will return to Santo next year to continue the work. Congratulations to all involved!


progress on site during the 2011 Carter Work Project
progress on site during the 2011 Carter Work Project

Last week 350 Irish volunteers took part in Build It Week with the Haven Partnership . 50 homes were enthusiastically finished in 5 days. Photos of the completed homes and the teams involved are on Haven’s Facebook page .

The water points and physical infrastructure will start going in next week and the hope remains for the first residents to be able to move in by Christmas.