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The Paros Foundation underwrites all administrative and overhead costs allowing 100% of all donor contributions to go directly towards projects and supported organizations.

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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Support Through Agribusiness – Nor Kharpert


Many of Armenia’s small villages, towns and communities have a low average annual income and high levels of unemployment. Often time villagers have a difficult time financially providing for their families due to the lack of work. The establishment of small commercial enterprises for families proved to be a model that has worked to increase household income and help develop the village’s economy.

Sponsorship of this project will help provide needy villagers with the opportunity to care for their families and to help improve the village’s economy.

The Karapetyan family has been identified as one of the families who are in need of additional support. Their family consists of six members including Hasmik, her husband who has become disabled due to a car accident, and their four children. They live in poverty as neither parent is able to work. In order to help this family get back on their feet, they will be set up with a small agribusiness. As a part of this effort the Karapetyan family will be provided training and/or business tips for the ensured success of their venture. Frequent visits will be made to the family to track their progress and determine the success of their new agribusiness.



City / Village

Nor Kharpert

Start Date


End Date

One month from start date

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

The Need
Due to the high unemployment and inability to travel for work residents of many of Armenia’s small villages, towns and communities are unable to establish many economical opportunities so that they can financially provide for their families. Helping these families establish their own agribusinesses will allow them to be self-sufficient, care for their families and improve the village economy.
Short Term Impact
In the short term the Karapetyan family will receive the animals and feed they need to construct and run the proper agribusiness. In addition, directions and training on how to run their new venture will also be given.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the Karapetyan will have an established form of income and will likely have the ability to expand their work.
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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Mr. Michael Candan

Elmhurst, NY August 24, 2016

Updates: Images & Information

October 19, 2016

Construction on the Karapetyan Family's new chicken coop has begun.

December 5, 2016

The Karapetyan Family was given 30 chickens, three roosters and feed to run their small agribusiness. Our staff Armenia will be in touch with the family frequently and make sure they are aware of how to care for their new animals.