Habitat Hammers Away on Indian Housing

Former President Jimmy Carter helped launch Habitat for Humanity's latest drive to build affordable homes for the Subcontinent's poor

At first glance, the scene resembled a highly festooned traditional Indian wedding with a never-ending guest list. Well, except two of the guests came with a Secret Service entourage. Drums, bugles, and cymbals struck at 6 p.m. sharp on Oct. 29, as villagers in bright red turbans and flaming yellow saris led former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalyn in a procession into a mammoth tent with green and orange cloth lanterns.

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