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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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Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur Home Repair


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 families 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.


Tavush Տավուշ

City / Village

Nerkin Karmiraghbyur Ներքին Կարմիրաղբյուր

Start Date

Spring 2017

End Date

Fall 2018

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, these 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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Sheridan Family

New York, NY September 24, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Patricia Starzer

Highlands Ranch, CO August 20, 2019
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Mr. Albert Avedissian

Porter Ranch, CA January 24, 2018
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Mr. Richard Lee Weil, Jr.

Boston, MA January 5, 2018
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Dr. Jonathan Mardirossian

White Plains, NY December 31, 2017
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Mr. Nash Garabedian, Jr.

United States December 31, 2017
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Updates: Images & Information

May 10, 2017

Hrant Petrosyan and his family live in a "domik" or temporary shelter in the village. He has begun to build a home, but needs support. We provided the Petrosyan family with $4,000 worth of support in the form of materials to build his home and a connection to the gas network.

May 25, 2017

Radik Israelyan and his family requested support to install gas into their home. This will be used to heat and cook with. The connection cost $2,000 because his home is 176 meters from the main connection.

May 31, 2017

Vachik Adamyan and his family requested support to install gas into their home. This will be used to heat and cook with. The connection cost $2,000 because his home is 150 meters from the main connection.

September 6, 2017

Arman Lalayan and his family live in a half built home. Arman has asked us for $2,500 worth of roofing materials and a new door for home along with a window.

April 1, 2018

Vladik Ghazaryan needed a new roof to stop the rain for leaking into his families home. We provided Vladik with $2,000 worth of roofing materials and he was able to install a new roof over his entire home.

July 4, 2018

Karen Grigoryan and his family did not have a bathroom in their home. We supplied Karen with $2,000 of materials that he needed to build a very nice bathroom for his family.

August 16, 2018

Davit Vardanyan and his family are the first beneficiary of this project. We supplied $2,000 worth of materials for Davit to remodel his foyer and kitchen.

August 17, 2018

Artur Galstyan received $4,500 support to build an addition for his family to house a new seating area, bathroom and hallway.