Agribusiness on the Border 20: Vachagan B. 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.
As a part of this effort the 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.
Vachagan B.’s family has five members including his wife and their three children. Their oldest son is serving in the army. Vachagan has a beautiful property that he wishes to develop into a vibrant and fruitful orchard, but he needs irrigation water. He is requesting funding for water pipers to bring water to his orchard from the nearby substation, which is almost a half mile away. Vachagan is prepared to do the work himself and just needs the pipes.
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Paros Foundation Staff visited Vachagan B. to see how his orchard's progress is coming along. Vachagan ultimately ran almost a half of a mile of pipes to bring irrigation to his orchard.