Purchase a Home 22 - Khachatryan 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 or so 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.
Karen Khachatryan, his wife, two sons and mother have been identified as a family that would dramatically benefit from a new apartment. Karen currently works at a carwash in Gyumri to try and support his family. Once the move is complete, the make shift housing unit will be destroyed to prevent its future occupancy.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
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
Immediately a family will be identified and an appropriate apartment purchased for them. The make shift housing unit which they currently occupy will be destroyed.
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.
All sponsors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on The Paros Foundation website.
Mr. & Mrs. Vahe & Hasmik DombalagianGlenview, IL
Today The Paros Team visited the Khatchatryan family in their domik and gave them the good news that they will be soon moving to a new apartment!