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Above: Volunteers help with the building of a home during United Way's National Day of
Caring on May 18.
Since its inception in 1976, Habitat for Humanity
has turned more than four million people across the
world into homeowners.
Among the millions are paralympian Carlos Greene
and family whose house, which happens to be green,
is on Waterloo Road, Carapichaima, and represents
14 years of pure struggle.
In February, 2000, within four months of being
diagnosed with acute glaucoma, Greene lost his sight.
But long before his optic nerve started to deteriorate,
he envisioned his future home:
"An upstairs and downstairs, standing on 16 pillars,
with a living room, kitchen, seven bedrooms, dining
room, study, and gym. The inside would be tiled and
the outside paved and fenced."
His dream had to be put on hold, however, as his
sight rapidly declined with every blink.
"All my finances and resources went to try to save
what little vision I had, having to pay doctors and
specialists," Greene said.
He eventually lost his sight, but the image of his
In June, 2000, blind, but with strength that would
allow him to compete at the shot put and discus
events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, he
started to build his dream home.
"Eventually I said I would start to build with what
little I had, so we laid the foundation, back filled, and
put up some blocks."
Having been in social work for his entire life, Greene
could have easily gotten enough help to build his home
without having to lift a finger. But that s not how this
power lifter operates.
"I like working and sweating, so my hands are
always in the plough and dirty. I would paint, rub
down the wall and try to level it off and so on."
Four years later, he, his wife and three daughters
moved into a temporary skeletal structure on the site.
"The foundation was there and part of the structure,
but for the most part, there were no doors, no windows,
and the upstairs had no roof. So we fixed a small two-
bedroom part downstairs to live in for the while."
Little by little, with the dedication, consistency,
and discipline typical of a professional sportsperson,
Green built his home.
"For the next 14 years, we fixed a little here and
there and kept on saving, until resources eventually
Qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Games brought
more than prestige to Greene---it brought him his
dream home, and it wasn t through a Government
gift, but HHTT s helping hands.
"I became a BPTT athlete ambassador and BP is
also a sponsor for HHTT. Someone happened to bring
up the talk of applying to HHTT to get help to build
my home, and I decided there was nothing to lose."
So in March 2014, he applied to HHTT for assistance
and got approval in April, having ownership of the
land, and a monthly income of less than $5,000.
In less than a month, the dream that he was working
toward for the last 14 years began to take shape.
"They installed windows and doors upstairs, ran
electricity in the front area, plastered the walls and
floors, furnished the toilets and bathrooms with plumb-
ing fixtures, and together with BP, painted the entire
"I had a dream for my house to be certain way, and
all that I ve been seeing for the past 14 years is here---
a nice green, beautiful structure that stands out."
But although HHTT s work had been completed,
Greene said his work wasn t over just yet.
At right: Habitat for Humanity T&T national director Jennifer Massiah said if the government
eases some of the legal land complications more people can benefit from Habitat's projects.
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