Former US president, 94, builds homes for needy shortly after hip surgery

Former US president, 94, builds homes for needy shortly after hip surgery

- America's oldest living president is still helping others

- He went back to his charity work just months after hip surgery

- He and his wife help to build homes for the needy

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America's oldest living president has come out of a successful hip surgery to continue building homes for the needy. The 94-year-old Jimmy Carter and his wife have resumed their duties with the charity organisation, Habitat for Humanity.

Carter helps to build homes with Habitat for Humanity, a nongovernmental organisation dedicated to constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes across the country.

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The former president recently underwent hip replacement surgery following a fall. The hip surgery left him bedridden but he seems to be recovering well as he promptly returned to his house-building duties. The president will be joined by his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter. The couple has been engaged in volunteer work with the non-profit organisation for almost four decades now.

The superhero philanthropist even returned to the Sunday school class he normally teaches only one month after his surgery.

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Over the past two years, a man named Rodwell got to know 69-year-old Johan - a pensioner living on only R1 780 a month. Briefly.co.za gathered Johan lived in a tent with no electricity or toilet facilities. In 2017, Rodwell bought a piece of land and has since built himself a beautiful home. However, he was touched by Johan's living conditions and decided to help him out. Rodwell gave the pensioner a piece of land and has since started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to build him a house.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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