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[BCPP]: Berd’s Postgraduate in General Medicine Going for Otolaryngology Residency image

Arayik Narinyan’s recollections of the Nagorno-Karabakh war are intertwined with his childhood. “I was a little kid, and we used to hide in the cellar when we heard shelling or bombing. I even remember how the Azeri snipers bombarded the school building,” he says stressing the lack of doctors they had back then.

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[BCPP]: Hobby Groups Provide Children in Tavush with a Much-Needed Outlet image

One of the objectives of our Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP) is to provide psychosocial support through extracurricular activities and hobby groups that operate in different villages in Tavush Province, where BCPP is implemented. BCPP started out supporting eight hobby groups in five different villages back in 2013 when the program began. Today, it supports 20 groups in 15 different villages and in Berd City.

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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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[BCPP]: Six More Villages to be Covered by FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program image

Six new villages will be covered as part of FAR's Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), which recently began its fourth year of helping communities in Tavush Province's Berd Region. One hundred and five families from the villages of Movses, Verin Karmiraghbyur, Choratan, Norashen, Navur and Itsaqar were chosen to receive support, which will include the creation of individual family stabilization plans by our social workers that will enable each family to access what they need to pull themselves out of poverty, including vocational skills development, medical care, educational opportunities and financial support, among other things.

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[BCPP]: Thirst No More image

Just a few months ago a significant portion of villagers in Choratan didn’t have decent and reliable access to safe drinking water. Residents of this small town, which is nestled in the Berd Region of Tavush Province, had to walk several hundred meters to the nearest tap anytime they needed to collect water before carrying it back to their homes in buckets and cans. Villagers from Choratan finally decided to come together to solve the problem, and now the 50 out of its 150 resident families previously without their own water supply no longer have to leave their homes to get it. The team of villagers pinpointed a potable water source with potential capacity to serve the families in need ...

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[BCPP]: Boosting Production, Building Communities standard

Vineyards are big in Tavush Province, particularly in the Berd Region, which is a focus of wine and brandy producers. While they can be lucrative, it takes a much effort to make productivity thrive. “To prevent a downward trend and preserve the region’s rich tradition of viticulture FAR was looking for ways in which it could positively and effectively intervene. As it turned out Pernod Ricard, a French company that owns Ararat Brandy factory in Yerevan and its branch in Tavush, was concerned with the same issue,” said Economic Development Project Manager Eric Baghdasaryan. Through its Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), FAR and Planet Finance, an international development NGO outsourced by Pernod Ricard, developed a partnership through which ...

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