Agribusiness on the Border 3: Araik 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.
Araik 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 six members including Araik, his wife and their four children who are all under the age of 14. Their home is 646 sq. ft. and they have an unfinished barn. Araik will complete the construction of the barn once we have provided the materials. They will need 10 pieces of metal roofing, and 10 sacks of cement. In addition, they have requested a cow, 100 chickens, five turkeys, and two piglets. As a part of this effort Araik 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
Araik's family received the materials they needed and have begun renovations on their barn. They also received the animals they requested for their agribusiness.
Today, one of Ariak's chickens laid their first egg, marking the first profit for his venture.