Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gyulana Gyozlayan's family

When we approached the Gyozlayan family, we were welcomed with a beautiful sunflower garden and a smiling grandmother. This family consists of three generations, grandmother Siramarg, son Gurgen, daughter-in-law Gyulana, and two adult grandchildren. “Right now, my husband is our breadwinner, my son used to help him, but now he is serving in the army, he’ll be 19 this year,” said Gyulana, when we asked about her family’s situation. Her husband does construction and ironwork in the city’s factory.

 New doors, but as you can see, more work needs to be done on their home 

 Their home was built in the 1960s, at first it was two cabins, but due to the expanding family, they bought the house next door and combined the two homes. The house is one floor, in an L shape, and though it lacks luxury, it was quite charming.

 Thanks to Habitat’s assistant, this past summer the family did interior renovation on the home. They plastered the walls; repainted a few of the rooms; add solid doors, and constructed 3 bedrooms. “Stranger who don’t know us, offering their generosity, it is amazing. There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done on this home to make it safe for my great grandchildren, but we will take it one step at a time,” said grandmother Siramarg.

Toquyen Doan
Peace Corps Volunteer
Armenia 2013 - 2015

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