Koica Helps Support Habitat For Humanity's 26th Annual 'jimmy And Rosalynn Carter Work Project' In S

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MEDIA RELEASE PR37076


KOICA Helps Support Habitat for Humanity's 26th Annual 'Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project' in

Southeast Asia


SEOUL, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    KOICA joins former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, his wife, Rosalynn, thousands of volunteers from around

the world and partner families to support Habitat for Humanity's 26th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work

Project. The five-day event from, Nov. 15-20, 2009, will serve to construct and rehabilitate 166 houses in Asia.




    During this year's Carter Project, volunteers will build houses in five countries that border the Mekong River:

Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Laos. The event will launch Habitat's five-year Mekong Build

campaign to serve tens of thousands of families throughout the region.


    To help build the homes, KOICA will be a sponsor of the 2009 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project by

donating US$300,000 and dispatching 50 KOICA World Friends Korea volunteers.


    In addition to supporting the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, KOICA has worked to make simple,

decent housing possible by sponsoring various Habitat for Humanity builds in Africa and Asia over the past 10

years.


    The Carters are Habitat's most famous volunteers. Each year since 1984, the Carters have given one week

of their time to build homes and raise awareness about the need for simple, decent and affordable housing.

The 2009 Carter Work Project will mark the fourth time the former U.S. president and his wife have built with

Habitat for Humanity in Asia. Previous Carter Work Projects were held in India in 2006, in South Korea in

2001, and in the Philippines in 1999.


    About KOICA

    The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency in 1991, to

maximize the effectiveness of Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the

government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs.


    KOICA aims to make a better world by helping to achieve the United Nations' Millennium Development

Goals and promoting equitable and sustainable development in our partner countries. KOICA also seeks to

actively participate in the global efforts to enhance the capacity of nations and Individuals to overcome poverty

and improve their quality of life.


    Over the past ten years, KOICA has sent volunteers to build homes on Habitat for Humanity projects in

Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, Madagascar and Mongolia.


    About Habitat for Humanity International

    Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people

dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built and

rehabilitated more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more

than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.



SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity International


    CONTACT: Nakia Fowler of Habitat for Humanity, 

             +1-404-962-3445, 

             nfowler@habitat.org; 

 

             or Hyeseung Cho of KOICA,

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             +82-31-740-0252,

             choe@koica.go.kr; 


             or Peter Witton, 

             +66 (0)86105 1767 

             or +852-909-72014, 

             pwitton@habitat.org, 

             www.habitat.org/newsroom


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