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Purchase a Home 15 - Boghosian Family


Following the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, tens of thousands of people were left homeless in the City of Gyumri. Many of these families took refuge in the overseas shipping containers (domiks) that were shipped into Armenia loaded with humanitarian relief supplies, or in condemned buildings. An entire generation of children has grown up in deplorable conditions, often times with no running water and little or no heat. The Armenian government has provided most of the families that lost their homes in the Earthquake with new housing units.

As people moved out of those makeshift housing units, others moved in. The 2,500 families that remain are Gyumri’s desolate families, who are not in line to receive a government provided apartment. Many of these families are comprised of single mothers, multiple children and/or the disabled. This is a sustainable model in that families that have been moved into permanent housing in the past have had a high degree of success maintaining their families and their new homes.

Anna Boghosian is a single mother.  Her husband abandoned the family just before their youngest child was born.  Because of the difficult conditions in their domik, the girls have attended boarding school for the last several years.  Anna’s father also lives with them.  He is a war hero from the Artsakh war and was a tank gunner.  He spent the last year in Russia working to try and earn some money to make improvements to the families domik. The Boghosyan family will dramatically benefit from a new home.

Once the move is complete, the make shift housing unit will be destroyed to prevent its future occupancy.


Shirak Շիրակ

City / Village

Gyumri Գյումրի

Start Date

February 2019

End Date

March 2019

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

The Need
2,500 families live in the city of Gyumri in temporary, make shift housing. These units are neither safe nor sanitary. These families and their children need a normal apartment in which to live.
Short Term Impact
Upon this project getting funded, an apartment will be purchased for this family. The make shift housing unit which they currently occupy will be dismantled. Anna intends on no longer sending the girls to boarding school if they receive a new apartment.
Long Term Impact
In addition to this family and their improved mental state changing through the fact that they will be living in a normal housing situation, the city of Gyumri itself will improve with the removal of these make shift housing units.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on The Paros Foundation website.
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Youredjian Family Charitable Foundation

Los Angeles, CA January 2, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Jirair & Aline Christianian

Boulder, CO December 31, 2018

Updates: Images & Information

Video Update

February 8, 2019

Today we visited the Boghosyan family and told them they would be soon receiving a new apartment. They were overwhelmed with joy!

March 5, 2019

Today Anna, her father and three daughters were moved into their new apartment!