“A year later in central Haiti, the houses that UUSC helped build for earthquake survivors are inhabited, the land is being farmed, and 70 people have begun new lives. The model is being replicated by other NGOs and we just broke ground in a nearby area with new foundations. Moving to an ecologically sustainable rural Haiti is the future.” - Charlie Huschle, in a recent post from the April/May 2012 UUSC-UUA Haiti service learning trip.
Service-learning trip volunteers George Wootton and Rob Ehler assist local carpenters on a door. Photo taken on UUSC-UUA JustWorks Haiti Volunteer Program trip, December 2011 trip. Location: Colladere, Haiti Photographer: Nicole McConvery
We've seen houses from recycled PET bottles and even massive homes with glass bottles, though they are usually just a rare experiment by their owners. Not in this case: Bolivian lawyer turned architect Ingrid Vaca Diez helps people