Jimmy Carter to join Nepal project with Habitat for Humanity

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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 2:45 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter plans to travel to Nepal this November to participate in a Habitat for Humanity project, marking the 32nd year the former president has donated his labor to the housing nonprofit.

In a statement on Tuesday, Carter says that the medical team treating him for cancer recently consented to the trip. The former president expressed some doubt about his ability to participate about a month ago when he revealed that cancer had spread to his brain.

Carter, who turns 91 on Thursday, says he is grateful to be making the trip with his wife, Rosalynn. The couple has participated in a mission annually for decades.

The build in Nepal's Chitwan district is scheduled for Nov. 1 through 6. About 1,500 volunteers will build homes with low-income families.