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Hook in Haiti

George visits one of the beneficiary families

Three months before the devastating earthquake destroyed most of the capital Port au Prince, broadcaster and RTÉ rugby pundit George Hook travelled to Haiti as a volunteer with the Irish charity Haven.

Hook in Haiti tells the uplifting story of how 260 Irish men and women, skilled and unskilled, spent a week side by side with locals building houses in Ouanaminthe, a rural part of the North-Eastern corner of Haiti on the border with the Dominican Republic.

It was a long time in the planning but on Sunday the 25th October 2009 a group of big-hearted volunteers left Ireland on a house-building mission to Haiti, the poorest country in the western world.

260 men and women from every county in Ireland took part in Build It Week - new charity Haven's first volunteer mission to Haiti, with the aim of building new homes for those locals living in abject poverty.

Hook in Haiti