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Americus in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean

Habitat for Humanity

 
 
Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 7, 2014
1. Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean Marker
Inscription.
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 the United States.

The population of cities in Latin America is growing at an astonishing rate as the rural poor flock to metropolitan areas seeking the chance for a better lift. But as the cities grow, land in and around them becomes more expensive, often rising beyond the reach of even middle-class residents.
 
Location. 32° 4.223′ N, 84° 14.471′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Americus GA 31709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deadly Insects (a few steps from this marker); Poverty Housing: A Global Epidemic (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Africa/Middle East (within shouting distance of this marker); How blocks are made (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Asia/Pacific (within shouting
Model of Habitat home built in Guatemala. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 7, 2014
2. Model of Habitat home built in Guatemala.
distance of this marker); Elm Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. half a mile away); Americus Colored Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Americus.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 7, 2014
3. Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean Marker
Materials
Steel Reinforced Concrete Frame (Earthquake Resistant)
Homeowner Made Blocks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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