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[FAR Economic Development]: FAR Donors and Friends Excited to Learn about Zangakatun’s Community Development Program image

Fund for Armenian Relief’s Zangakatun Community Development program was born as a collaboration between FAR and local farmers. While Zangakatun is famous for a variety of traditionally grown apples, very often its farmers faced challenges as they did not have adequate storage facilities, and were continually faced with the challenge to either rapidly sell their entire harvest or experience significant losses.

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[FAR Economic Programs, BCPP]: New Potable Water System to Help Rural Tavush Province image

Constructing and rehabilitating potable water systems is an important part of FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP). A multi-faceted and comprehensive project to reduce the effects of poverty in the Berd Region of Tavush, BCPP aims to strengthen overall economic and agricultural activity, infrastructure, healthcare, and education.

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[Economic Development, BCPP]: Hope Grows in a Berd Greenhouse image

Arev Nersisyan’s day kicks off with a special morning ritual. “Morning is a sacred part of my day,” she said cheerfully. “I make two cups of coffee for my husband and I, and we enjoy it on our balcony. Then we greet our livestock by slowly walking to the garden before moving on with our daily routine. After that, I rush to school, and Viktor to the bank.”

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[BCPP]: “No Candy, Mom, Get Me Some Thread Instead” image

15-year-old twins Nare and Meline are members of a Chinari hobby group operated by FAR’s “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program” (BCPP)* in the Tavush region. The twins, along with other members of the Chinari and Aygepar hobby groups, recently displayed their handmade works at exhibitions held in their village. The BCPP hobby groups provide much-needed extracurricular activities in the border region and introduce children to a variety of sports and art forms otherwise unavailable to them.

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[Economic Development]: From War-Torn Aleppo to Yerevan: Sevag Aroyan and Maria Maronian’s Inspiring Success image

Sevag Aroyan and Maria Maronian’s inspiring success is due to a lot of hard work. It was only a year ago when on March 7, 2016, they held their very first class at ETC-English and Exam Training Center that they had just opened in the heart of Yerevan. They started their business with a loan and by using the good reputation they had acquired during their short stay in Armenia.

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[Economic Development]: Boosting Vineyard Cultivation in Armenia’s Border Region image

It all started a year ago when FAR provided funds to a local nursery that specialized in grape cultivation and operated under the cooperative of Varagavan Village in the Berd Region. The support, which was made possible thanks to FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), covered several months of operational costs for the nursery, and helped it to produce locally grown, disease-free grape seedlings which turned out to be half the price of the frequently-used but imported European or Georgian seedlings.

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