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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]: FAR Supported Youth Participate in Monastery Cleanup image

One of the most important objectives of FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP) is to encourage youth to participate in positive, service-oriented activities. As part of this, 35 young people - Mardigian Scholarship students from Tavush Province who are supported by BCPP, along with young people from the town of Berd and some neighboring villages—had a memorable visit to Shkhmurad Monastery in Tavush where they demonstrated their appreciation for nature and history on August 24th by performing some maintenance on monastery grounds. Not only did they enjoy it, for almost all of them it was the first opportunity to see this historical site and learn more about it.

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[Health Programs]: An Agent in Heroism image

Pediatrician Dr. Susanna Ayvazyan is already the healthcare provider for her second-generation of patients—the children for whose mothers and fathers she began seeing 25 years ago when she first started working at Berd Medical Center. After graduating from Yerevan State Medical University, she and her husband moved from Yerevan to Tavush Province to live with his family. Today, she has more than 950 patients from Berd City and Verin Karmiraghbyur Village. “I love my job. I do it with passion,” said the 53-year-old. “I especially love my little patients. I know nearly everyone by their face. Working in the provinces is a bit challenging but one of the best things about it is that people are very honest here. Living ...

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[CASP]: A Better Life for a Future Soccer Star. standard

14-year-old Haik lives with his mom and brother in the Verin Karmiraghbyur village of the Tavush region. The 9th grader dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. He loves gym class and plays soccer every day after school on the village soccer team. Soccer is his life. Haik’s 53-year-old mother Anahit Konjoryan encourages her son’s dream as the village has always had a soccer team. Mrs. Anahit’s husband – Haik’s father – passed away from respiratory complications five years ago, leaving her and her two sons to take care of themselves. Haik, his 16-year-old brother Smbat, and Anahit work their 5000 square meters of land, where they grow beans, potatoes, and corn. They sell the corn to buy burning wood ...

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