A milestone in Habitat’s fight to eliminate poverty housing worldwide.
In Cluj, Romania, volunteers celebrate the dedication of Habitat’s 150,000th house worldwide.
After years of living in a damp and crumbling shack of mud and straw, Benti Bako’s dream of a simple, decent home for his wife and five children came true on June 21, 2003. He received the keys to his own home—one that he helped build and can afford on his small income as a delivery truck driver.
The dedication celebration in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca was a memorable day for the Bako family and a historic moment for Habitat for Humanity. It was the150,000th Habitat home built worldwide and the 100th Habitat house in Romania.
The dedication of the Bako’s house was an important reminder of the task at hand: to provide decent, affordable housing for every family around the world in need of a home.
Habitat for Humanity has active community groups in the Romanian communities of Cluj-Napoca, Comanesti, Craiova, Pitesti, Beius and Rădăuţi. Construction work in these communities varies from building simple single-family homes to renovating aging Soviet-style apartment blocks.