- 8 houses were built in just 5 days, in Bacau
- 200 volunteers worked more than 7.000 hours
- Speak, ADDA, Cabral, LORA and Andrei Leonte, Ionuț Iftimoaie, Proconsul, the TV hosts from PRIMA TV, Ioana Maria Moldovan, Livia Graur, Trăsniți în Nato and the Cronica Cârcotașilor worked along with the volunteers
Habitat for Humanity Romania celebrated the World Habitat Day, declared by UN through an impressive construction and volunteering project – BIG BUILD. Eight houses were built in just 5 days, in Bacau. Along with volunteers from USA, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and companies such as Dedeman and Holzindustrie Schweighofer, many Romanian public figures joined the cause. The main partner of the event was Dedeman, that supports the Habitat’s cause since 2005. Kaufland, Tondach, Kronospan, AdePlast, Teraplast, Politub, MTI – Saint Gobain Group, AkzoNobel, DB Schenker, Fiskars, Epics Photobooth and Aqua Carpatica are other companies that joined our cause and donated generous amounts of money and also building materials.
World Habitat Day
Since 1986, the first Monday of October was declared by UN the World Habitat Day. Supporters from all over the world will join Habitat for Humanity in special projects organized with this occasion in order to eradicate poverty and poor housing. Habitat for Humanity International and UN signed a memorandum to promote the inhabiting solutions all over the world through advocacy campaigns and awareness.
The situation of housing in Romania
Romania is one of the most affected countries in EU, where more than 5 million people live in conditions that can affect their health, education and personal growth. 41,2% of Romanians don’t have toilets in their house (while the EU average is 3,1%) and 58% of Romanians live in overpopulated homes (EU average – 17,8%).