Monday, October 13, 2014

Marine Beglaryan's family

Front Yard
With the sun beating down on us, we approached this mystical garden, which carries its own summer day breeze. This home consists of five members, Marine Beglaryan, Hayk Beglaryan, and their three children. 
Marine and Hayk
Ten months out of a year, Mr. Beglaryan is in Russia for migrant construction work. His wife, Marine, is a stay at home mother, who cultivates soil and graze cattle.  

This ancestral house was last renovated in 1937. When Mr. Beglaryan inherited the property, there was only one room. The house now has four rooms; a kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms. When we met this family, they were in the middle of constructing a third bedroom and doing pipework for indoor plumping. Sisters Ashkhen and Anna, 19 and 18 years old, share their bedroom with Armen, their 8 years old brother. Armen is getting older and the family thinks it’s important for the young man to have his own space. 
Kitchen Window
“Habitat has helped us so much… a friend of ours participated in a Global Village build last year. We would like to partner with GV, but I know it’s a rare opportunity," said Mrs. Beglaryan. 
A beautiful home is a home that is build with love, and this family has invested so many years of renovating into their 'love'. 

Until next time, keep thinking sweet thoughts! 

Toquyen Doan

Peace Corps Volunteer

Armenia 2013 - 2015

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