Hook in Haiti
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.