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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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Berkeley CA 94710

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Agribusiness on the Border 6: Tigran 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.

Tigran 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 eight members including four children. They live in a dangerous area as their home is exposed to Azeri sniper fire. Tigran works as a contract soldier stationed on the border. They currently have a barn, 25 chickens and a chicken coop. They have requested 10 pigs, 30 more chickens and materials to renovate their barn. As a part of this effort Tigran 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.



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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 area in which this village is 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 the village 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 each option respectively. 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 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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Mr. & Mrs. Avedis & Houry Boyamian

Winchester, MA January 11, 2016
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Ms. Sonia Tajirian

Berkeley, CA January 10, 2016
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Mr. & Mrs. Ara & Valerie Cherchian

Hartland, WI December 21, 2015
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Mr. Paul Boghosian

Belmont, MA December 20, 2015
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Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Lucy Yaldezian

San Ramon, CA December 18, 2015
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Dr. & Mrs. Heratch & Sonya Doumanian

Beverly Hills, CA December 15, 2015
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Updates: Images & Information

April 25, 2016

Paros staff delivered 30 chickens and 10 pigs for Tigran and his family to care for and run their small agribusiness. They also received feed for their animals and some materials to complete barn renovations.