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Water for Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur Phase 2


Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is a village with approximately 1,100 residents in the Bert area of Armenia’s Tavush Region. This community lives on the border with Azerbaijan under the risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict.

Late last year a pump house, pump and pipelines were installed to provide 110 households in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, an estimated 500 people, each day with water. This was done because the supply of water to the water pipeline distribution network was not sufficient. With these improvements, each of these homes receive water daily and the lower reservoir now has enough water to also supply two additional groups of 30 neighboring homes with the installation of two additional pipelines, one 900 meters and the other 1,100 meters long, from the existing newly built pump house.


Tavush Տավուշ

City / Village

Nerkin Karmiraghbyur Ներքին Կարմիրաղբյուր

Start Date

March 2019

End Date

May 2020

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

The Need
Having running water in a person’s home is a basic necessity. An estimated 240 people in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur cannot regularly bath, cook or clean because they barely have running water currently in their homes. This causes a constant struggle to do daily household chores and it breeds disease.
Short Term Impact
Running water will be delivered to 60 households allowing them the benefits of bathing, cooking and cleaning without the struggle of bringing water into their homes with buckets. Several short-term workers will be employed to dig and install the pipelines.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, helping improve Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur’s infrastructure improves the entire community, making living in this village easier. Villagers will become healthier will better access to fresh, clean drinking water.
Sponsors Benefits
Project sponsors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website and in relevant press materials related to this project. Visits to the village can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY August 18, 2022
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY September 15, 2020
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY March 9, 2019

Updates: Images & Information

March 6, 2019

The local crew began trenching for the installation of the pipes. Some work was completed by hand, while in other areas, a tractor was utilized.

April 15, 2019

Work was completed on the extension of these two pipelines. Villages are now benefiting from the additional flow of water to their homes.

September 2, 2019

The Atamian Family visited the village today and saw the completed work on the pump house, pump and piping for both phases of this important project.