Project: Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur Home Repair
Project Name Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur Home Repair
Full Description

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur (NKA) is an important border village with a population of 1,380 residents in the Bert area of Armenia's Tavush Region.  This community, whose territory connects with Azerbaijan, lives and works under a constant risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict each day. NKA was the single most damaged Armenian village following the Azeri conflict in the 1990's. The economy of the village and the livelihood of many of its residents have suffered due to these difficult and dangerous times. Furthermore, 70% of their fertile land is unusable because of frequent sniper attacks. Many homes have been damaged and worn out over the years and are in need of partial renovations and repairs, including, indoor plumbing, new windows, doors and floors, roof repairs, new heating systems, and even room additions. The village is economically strained and families are in need of additional aid to care for their families, homes and livelihood.

Sponsorship of this project will help provide families with materials, technical expertise and/or the necessary labor in order to complete specific renovation projects to their homes. It is of strategic importance to support these villagers in their daily lives so that they may remain inhabitants of this village, mere footsteps from Azerbaijan.

Need Due to the remote and dangerous area in which this village is situated, residents are unable to travel for work, or establish many other economical opportunities so that they can financially provide for their families and repair their homes. Helping these families renovate and repair their homes will help improve the quality of life for their families.
Category Development- Humanitarian
Start Date Spring 2017
duration Fall 2017
Region Tavush
City/Village Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur Village
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $20,000
Amount Needed $12,740
Short Term Impact In the short term the sponsored family will receive the materials, technical expertise and/or the necessary labor they need to partially renovate and repair their homes. In addition, some short-term local employment will be created benefitting the village economy.
Long Term Impact In the long term, families will have improved their overall living conditions through warmer, dryer, safer and cleaner homes. This will help deter emigration from the village.
Sponsor Benefit All sponsors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on The Paros Foundation website. Visits to the families can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.



Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this project:

Mr. James Taylor (CA-USA)
Anonymous (NY-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. George & Mary Atashkarian (CA-USA)
Anonymous (TN-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Rouben & Martha Grigorian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Rose Kizirian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas & Sarah Hacopian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Claudia Boyadjian (FL-USA)

Dr. Johnathan Mardirossian (NY-USA)
Mr. Michael Apelian (CA-USA)
Ms. Zhaneta Avanesyan (CA-USA)
Ms. Claire Kedeshian (NY-USA)
John Mirak Foundation (MA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Jody Thompson in memory of of Margred Thompson (CA-USA)
Mrs. Heghine Boloyan (CA-USA)
Mr. Diran Depanian (CA-USA)
Ms. Anahid Ounanian (NJ-USA)
Mr. Albert Avedissian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Hrair Koutnouyan (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Carole Karabashian (NJ-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Avedis & Houry Boyamian (MA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Harry & Hripsime Parsekian (MA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Edward & Goldie Minasian (CA-USA)
Ms. Lily Ring Balian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Sarah Goorjian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Maurice & Hilda Yotnegparian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Ara & Maggie Kizirian(CA-USA)
Mr. Nerses Kazanjian (NJ-USA)
Ms. Arlene Aaronina (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel & Ludmila Sahakian (PA-USA)
Mrs. Gail Pellerin (CA-USA)
Anonymous (Armenia)
Mr. Nash Garabedian, Jr. (USA)
Mr. Robert Karayan (Zurich, Switzerland)

This project needs $12765 to be fully implemented.

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The Paros Foundation,
918 Parker Street, A14,
Berkeley, CA  94710


Sponsor Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on The Paros Foundation website. Visits to the families can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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