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Agribusiness on the Border 23: Mher A. Family

Description

Several villages in the Tavush region of Armenia are bordering Azerbaijan. Residents in these border villages live and work under a constant risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict each day. The economy of the villages and the livelihood of many of its residents have 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 these villages, mere footsteps from Azerbaijan. Economic development and opportunities for work are essential to continue improving the conditions in these border villages.

To date we have successfully implemented eight agribusiness projects in the village of Baghanis. Currently home to 286 households and 955 people, the village 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. The village is actively trying to improve the quality of life for its residents and is in need of aid.

Mher’s family includes his wife and three young children (ages 1, 5 and 14). Mher currently owns 9 cows, 9 calfs and two pigs. Mher has done a considerable amount of work on his home and is currently housing his animals in a temporary structure. He is requesting materials to build a new 80 square meter barn to permanently house his animals. Frequent visits will be made to the family to track their progress and determine the success of their new venture.

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Baghanis

Start Date

April 2018

End Date

April 2019

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 in Baghanis 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 village’s economy.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, Mher and his family will be able to better care for their animals with the addition of a new barn.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, families will have 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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Updates: Images & Information

April 13, 2018

Mher and his family began work on the construction of their barn. Our first batch of construction materials were delivered and as work progresses, the balance of the materials will be delivered.