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Water for Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur


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.  110 households in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, an estimated 500 people, only get water to their homes for 20 minutes every three days. This is because the supply of water to the water pipeline distribution network is not sufficient. To remedy this difficult situation for these families, a lower reservoir will be repaired and filled from an artisan well and pumped to the water distribution network.



City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur

Start Date


End Date

Three months after start date

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 500 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 choirs, cook etc. and breeds disease.

Short Term Impact

Running water will be delivered to 110 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 pump and related 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.

Anonymous User

Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY November 18, 2018

Updates: Images & Information

June 14, 2018

The Berd Municipality and the Administrative District has agreed to co-fund the pump and installation of the pump for this project. Thank you!

July 8, 2018

We visited Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur today and inspected the installation of the pipelines and construction of the pump house. Everything is ready for the arrival and install of the pump.

September 13, 2018

The pump finally arrived and has been installed successfully! Many more villages in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur are now able to enjoy the benefits of a regular supply of water.