Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Karine Vardanyan's family

The Vardanyan family lives in a scenic, but secluded home right by the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan. We love the openness of the home, the family practice organic gardening and the dog, chickens, and cats roam freely. 

This family of four consists of 84 years old grandmother, son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. Karine works at a local bakery, and her husband is a migrant worker. He’s home for the summer to construct the house, but usually spends 9 months out of a year in Russia doing construction work. 
This summer the family renovated the bathroom, plastered the walls, and repainted the rooms. They still need to install insulated windows and doors, which the family hopes will be done before the weather gets cold in November. 

We are so grateful for Habitat’s assistant, and I love my new bathroom!” said Karine, with a huge heartfelt smile on her face.  

Renovated bathroom 

Outside view of the bathroom 

The family's old outhouse, which they kept. They made it more pleasant by enclosing it with beautiful flowers. 

Until next time, keep thinking sweet thoughts! 

Toquyen Doan
Peace Corps Volunteer
Armenia 2013 - 2015

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