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Habitat for Humanity has built houses in more than 20 countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
Two thirds of the world's more than 6 billion people live in Asia and the Pacific.
One third of the area's people live in substandard housing.
The Cinva-Ram Brick Press makes the kind of blocks used in many houses built by Habitat for Humanity. Bricks are made on the build site with locally available materials. Here's how it works:
1) A mixture of soil and cement is placed in the meta…
Habitat for Humanity has built homes in virtually every country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The first Habitat house in the region was built in Guatemala in 1979.
More Habitat homes have been built in Mexico than in any country except th…
Reduviid—or "kissing"—bugs live in the walls and cracks of houses in South and Central America. By depositing feces on a person's skin, the kissing bug transmits a deadly disease know as Chagas.
An estimated 16 to 18 million people …
An estimated 1.2 billion people in the world today live on less than $1 per day.
Nearly 3 billion people—close to half of the world's population—live on less than $2 per day.
Home, for many families, looks something like the stru…
The Luther Story Bridge honoring Luther Story and veterans from Dooly County and the following named veterans from Sumter County, all of whom gave their lives in World War II or the Korean War:
Autry, James A., Jr. Bankston, Howard D., Jr. Boli…
Charles Frederick Crisp (1845-1896), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, built this house in the 1880's. A native of England and a veteran of service with the Confederate States Army, he had a distinguished career as judge of the Southwe…
The tree was grown from a branch of the original "Washington Elm" under which George Washington was sworn in as Commander of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass. in 1775. Donated to the people of Americus and Sumter County by John H. Gray, for…
Dr. Albert Rees, a pioneer local physician, deeded the land for this park to the citizens of Americus in 1846. Two decades later, following the battlefield death of his son Lt. Lucius Gibson Rees, C.S.A. (1841-1864) near Petersburg, Virginia, this…
Georgia Southwestern State University was founded in 1906 as the Third Agricultural and Mechanical School. In 1926, the Legislature authorized the school to offer two years of college work and change the name to Third District Agricultural and Nor…