Agribusiness on the Border 2: Manvel G. Family
Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur 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. The economy of the village and the livelihood of many of its residents has suffered due to these difficult and dangerous times. 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. With the help of Jean-Marie and Lori Atamian of New York, The Paros Foundation has already renovated their medical center and kindergarten successfully. These projects have had a huge impact on the community. 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.
Manvel G. 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 seven members including Manvel, who is a contract soldier, his wife, their three children (all under the age of 7) and the children’s grandmother and grandfather. Their home (measuring 1507 sq. ft.) and land are fully exposed to Azeri sniper fire. Unfortunately, they are unable to farm their land due to these dangerous conditions. They currently have a barn (measuring 388 sq. ft.) and 7 animals and have requested 20-25 sheep. As a part of this effort Manvel 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.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori AtamianNew York, NY
Manvels' family received the 25 sheep they requested for their agribusiness.