A transformation of the most fundamental kind

When Daniel Szentmiklosi was 4 years old, he barely survived the fire that took his family and his home. He went to an orphanage named Caminul Felix, an organization in the Romanian town of Oradea that takes orphans and raises them in families. He grew up with 17 other children. Today, he is a proud Habitat homeowner.

Szentmiklosi began volunteering with Habitat Beius after the organization formed a partnership with Caminul Felix. Now, he is a homeowner, one of dozens who have benefited from Habitat projects and “Big Build” events that have specifically reached out to build homes with those like Daniel — orphans who never knew, or have forgotten with time, the stability of what Habitat offers: a home of their own.