This whole group of houses is in a terrible state.
Grassroots tries to build or rebuild 3 or more homes a year in Romania. These are for families living in a country that spends 3/4 of the year either soaking or freezing and living in houses held together by plastic sheeting and nails randomly struck through rotten wood. The water, snow, damp and cold pours in and the dirt floors become rivers of mud.
An investment of about £5000 of UK raised money per home (other costs, labour and resources are provided by committed Christian berlieves/neighbours and churches in Romania) can change one of these families experience of life, health and whether anyone in the world cares. Once a year Grassroots organisers a small team of UK people to join the Romanian building team and help build one of these homes. This allows the companionship of building together to connect people and hearts. This means we are friends determined together to both raise the money needed and stand in solidarity to make a difference. This week the small UK team is doing one of these buildings and will have helped take a concrete slab to a finished house within 7 days.
But part of the trip is to visit possible sites for the next homes that need building. This small hamlet was visited yesterday. It is absolutely desperate.
This family lives in terrible conditions. They already have 5 children and another is on the way. Dirt floor. Gaping holes in the walls. Surprising it is still standing. Main beams rotten. Dangerous.