Agribusiness on the Border 9: Lamara H. 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.
Lamara H. and her 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 five children. They live in a dangerous area as their home is exposed to Azeri sniper fire. They currently have a barn and have requested three cows for their agribusiness. As a part of this effort Lamara H. and her 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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Dr. Julie Kulhanjian StrauchPiedmont, CA
Paros staff delivered animal feed and the cows Lamara and her family requested for their agribusiness.
Our team visited Lamara and her family today to check on their progress. We were VERY happy to see that the family is doing terrific. They have grown their business to 25 head of cattle and a milking machine! They are selling as much cheese, butter and milk as they can produce. Lamara's husband told us that "your support was like the key to letting us know we can make this work, so we took on an interest free loan and expanded our holdings." The cheese was terrific!