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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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[Child Poverty Reduction]: Greenhouse Enables a Rural Family to Thrive image

  For more than seven years, Lusine Mkhitaryan, 40, and her husband Lego, 44, have lived and raised their family in Burastan – one of the villages of the Ararat Region. A low income and no sustainable job had long become a source of anxiety for the couple, especially with their eldest child Julieta, 18, who has vision problems, for which she receives a meager $33 illness benefit from the state – not enough to cover the cost of her medications or doctor visits. Julieta and her four siblings – Laura, 17, Ashkhen, 16, Saro, 14, Samvel, 5, attend the village school. For many years, the family’s modest income was comprised of a state benefit – $86 (42,000 AMD) and ...

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