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Family Relocation to Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur


Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is an important border village with a population of more than 1,100 residents in the Berd area of Armenia’s Tavush Region. Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is a beneficiary village of the Paros Foundation’s Prosperity on the Border Initiative. With major financial support of Jean-Marie Atamian and his family over the last ten years, much of the village’s infrastructure has been completely rebuilt and improved including, but not limited to, its large secondary school, expanded kindergarten, medical center, emergency services building and water distribution system. In addition, several families have benefited from agribusiness and animal husbandry projects. Having funded the rebuilding of NKA’s infrastructure, the Atamian family is now focusing its attention on the reconstruction a severely damaged home to provide a decent and safe home for a deserving family displaced from Artsakh. Since 2012, a variety of work (ranging from $2,500 to $30,000) has taken place on more than 20 homes in the village thanks to the leadership of the Atamian family.

To date, The Paros Foundation has successfully facilitated the relocation of seven displaced families from Artsakh to newly renovated homes in NKA. This forthcoming family will mark the eighth displaced family from Artsakh to benefit from this initiative. This opportunity will enable them to join the community in NKA, where numerous families from Artsakh have already resettled in the wake of the 2020 War.



City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur

Start Date

December 2023

End Date

Four months after start

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need

Many displaced families from Artsakh  find themselves in dire need of housing that is clean, safe, and comfortable. They need to know that the diaspora stands with them in this time of need. 

Short Term Impact

In the short term, work will be done to renovate this home.  The local economy will benefit as materials and labor will be secured locally whenever possible.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, a displaced Artsakh family will thrive in their new home and the community as a whole will benefit as conditions in their community continue to improve.

Sponsors Benefits

All sponsors of this important project will be listed on The Paros Foundation’s website and in all press related to this project. Visits to these communities can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Ms. Nariné Atamian

New York, NY March 6, 2024
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY March 6, 2024