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Donations to The Paros Foundation Projects for Prosperity are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. To sponsor a project through The Paros Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization (Tax ID 20-5094630), or learn more about specific projects in need of funding, please contact us using the information below.


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Agribusiness on the Border 10: Andranik S. Family


Currently home to 286 households and 955 people, the village of Baghanis was established in the fifth century and is situated in the Tavush region of Armenia. The village is adjacent to the Republic of Azerbaijan, sharing a 2 km-long border. Today, the residents make a living by farming and tending to their livestock. Now, economic development and opportunities for work are essential to continue improving the conditions in this border village. Sponsorship of this project will help provide needy villagers with the opportunity to care for their families and to help improve the village’s economy.

Andranik S. and his family have been identified as one of the families who are in need of additional support in order to help their agribusiness grow. Their family consists of six members including three children. They live in a dangerous area as their home is exposed to Azeri sniper fire. Andranik works as a contract soldier stationed on the border. They currently have a barn, and have requested cows for their agribusiness. As a part of this effort Andranik S. and his family will be provided training and/or business tips for the ensured success of their agribusiness. Frequent visits will be made to the family to track their progress and determine the success of their new venture.



City / Village


Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2017

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
Due to the remote and dangerous areas in which these villages are situated, residents are unable to travel for work, or establish many other economical opportunities so that they can financially provide for their families. 50% of their fertile land is unusable because of frequent sniper attacks. Helping these families better establish their agribusinesses will allow them to be self-sufficient, care for their families and improve their villages economy.
Short Term Impact
In the short term the sponsored family will receive the animals, materials and/or tools they need to construct and run the proper space needed for their new agribusiness. In addition, directions and training on how to construct or run their new venture will also be given.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, families will have an established a form of income and will likely have the ability to expand their work. The village economy will also improve, as more jobs will be created for the residents. This will help deter emigration from the village.
Sponsors 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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Ms. Silvia Babikian

West New York, NY October 7, 2016
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Ms. Anayis Barzegar

Glendale, CA September 15, 2016
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Ms. Elise Yacoubian

La Crescenta, CA September 9, 2016
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Dr. & Mrs. Mihran & Ani Shirinian

Glendale, CA July 23, 2016
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Mr. & Mrs. Masis & Janet Mansourian

Pleasant Hill, CA May 20, 2016
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Ms. Kristina Mardiyants

Australia May 4, 2016
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Updates: Images & Information

April 25, 2016

Andranik and his family received the cows they requested for their agribusiness along with animal feed.