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The Peace Project builds homes in areas still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan




A damaged home on Bantayan Island in the Philippines in November 2013.
A damaged home on Bantayan Island in the Philippines in November 2013.
Lisa Schultz / The Peace Project
A damaged home on Bantayan Island in the Philippines in November 2013.
New homes being built on Bantayan Island.
Lisa Schultz / The Peace Project
A damaged home on Bantayan Island in the Philippines in November 2013.
New homes on Bantayan Island.
The Peace Project


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One year after Typhoon Haiyan, the recovery effort in the Phillipines is still ongoing.

But there have been efforts to rebuild. One of them is headed by a group called The Peace Project. It aims to meet a primary need: housing.

Lisa Schultz, founder of The Peace Project, worked with architects and engineers to design a home that could be built in less than a day and would cost no more than $500.

She's been to the Philippines three times since the typhoon, and just completed a community of 40 houses on Bantayan Island:

 

Schultz joins Take Two to talk about her work to bring new housing to people in the Philippines who are still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan.



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