Costești, Iași County, Romania, September 7, 2021
Thanks to the efforts of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Iași’s pro-life organization Pro Vita Iași, the house of a large family with 10 children is undergoing necessary repairs and reconstruction.
Thus far, the new roof and exterior plastering of the house in Costești, Iași County, have been completed. Interior renovation work began on Monday, reports the Basilica News Agency.
Mihai and Cristina Cârtițe and their 10 children are used to living simply and are satisfied with what little they have. When Pro Vita Iași representatives visited, the roof was leaking, leaving only one inhabitable room, heated with an electric heater.
The project provides for the restoration of the entire house and the installation of utilities. One hallway will also be turned into a bathroom.
The remaining work is estimated to cost $19,160 (80,000 lei), of which $11,975 (50,000 lei) were donated by the Save a Heart Association.
Pro Vita Iași has been operating as a department of the Archdiocese since 2011, aiming to protect and cultivate life from conception. The organization provides support for mothers and families and promotes pro-life and pro-family culture and education.
Last month, OrthoChristian reported that the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Maramureș and Satu-Mare is building five houses for flood victims.