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A survivor of Haiti's devastating earthquake, Kesnel Resilia (left) takes a break from working on a new house in Leogane, south of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, to pose with his wife Olginne Pierre and their daughter Olginnes. The houses here are being built with with assistance from the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, a member of the ACT Alliance. CRWRC is planning more than 1700 houses in the community, and had about half that number completed by the first anniversary of the January 21, 2010 quake. The houses are built on the foundations of the residents' former homes, and are transitional--designed to be improved by residents as they are able. CRWRC has also worked with community members on water and sanitation issues in response to the cholera outbreak, and is providing psycho-social support for residents as they rebuild their lives.