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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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Home Repair for Border Families


Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur (NKA) 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. NKA was the single most damaged Armenian village following the Azeri conflict in the 1990’s. The economy of the village and the livelihood of many of its residents have suffered due to these difficult and dangerous times. Furthermore, 70% of their fertile land is unusable because of frequent sniper attacks. Many homes have been damaged and worn out over the years and are in need of partial renovations and repairs, including, indoor plumbing, new windows, doors and floors, roof repairs, new heating systems, and even room additions. The village is economically strained and families are in need of additional aid to care for their families, homes and livelihood.

Sponsorship of this project will help provide 2 families ($5,000 each family) with materials, technical expertise and/or the necessary labor in order to complete specific renovation projects to their homes. 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.

Arman Lalayan works as a contract soldier and he and his wife and two children live in a home they purchased last year. Arman has replaced a small portion of the roof over the small part of the home they currently occupy. Last year, we supported their home needs with helping replace the rest of the roof, new doors and a window. Arman wishes to continue improving his home by replacing the rest of his windows, building a new bathroom and completing his interior renovation.  This will allow Arman and his family to live in a warmer and safer home.

Ara Sharyan is also a contract soldier and works two weeks per month guarding Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan.  Ara and his wife have two children.  Ara began expanding his home and needs assistance completing the work.  He needs a new roof, interior block work, a new bathroom added to his home and interior remodel of his new livingroom.



City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur

Start Date

March 2019

End Date

April 2020

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 and repair their homes. Helping these families renovate and repair their homes will help improve the quality of life for their families.
Short Term Impact
In the short term the sponsored family will receive the materials, technical expertise and/or the necessary labor they need to partially renovate and repair their homes. In addition, some short-term local employment will be created benefitting the village economy.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, two families will have improved their overall living conditions through warmer, dryer, safer and cleaner homes. 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

March 9, 2019

The Lalayan family home received new windows today as the start of the renovation to their home has begun!

April 1, 2020

Both the Sharyan and Lalayan homes are complete. The work took a bit longer than anticipated as both men work as soldiers and were away from home more than anticipated.