The Capra family of fourteen shares half of a small house with another family. Constantin, the father, is working to build a new house to accommodate his family. The house has a roof now, but Constantin has no money to finish it.
Constantin works whatever small jobs he can find, sometimes at a local sawmill, but even the most menial jobs are often unavailable in Romania. The Adopt-A-Family food parcel the Capra family gets every month is a tremendous help in stretching their meager funds!