This blog aims to feature Habitat Armenia's solutions to address housing needs of low-income families in Armenia through Housing Micro-finance projects.
The blog highlights two components of the project; Affordable housing for low-income families and Global Village experiences. In the first section you can see how and where your contribution was used and the difference it made. The second section is directed to volunteer programs and introduces ongoing and upcoming builds and projects.
The Sargsyan have been living in this ancestral home for many generations, and Armenuhi wants to renovate the home and continue this tradition for future generations. This family consists of four members, mother, father, and two sons.
“My son just came back from the army this month, he’s 20 years old and will start looking for work,” said Mrs. Sargsyan. She is a housewife and her husband does construction work. Her older son is 22 years old, has served in the army for two years and is now working for Beeline Telephone Communication Company.
New windows and door
Work in process
This past summer, the family did interior renovation, which entail new windows, walls, and repainting of different rooms. When we approached the family, her husband was constructing the roof, which tend to leak and cause mold in winter. In the Armenian culture, it is common for sons to get marry, and start a family in the home they grew up in.
“My son will soon get marry and start a family, and we want our grandchildren to live in decent housing condition. We can’t complete the home at once, but we are able to fix it bit by bit thanks to Habitat.”
Peace Corps Volunteer
Armenia 2013 - 2015