Friday, February 13, 2015

Marieta Avanesyan's family

Marieta (58) and her family were happy to welcome us in their house and share their story and upcoming plans. They live in a traditional ancestral home in Yeghegnadzor city.  The house has been passed to generations and needs an interior renovation in order to keep the tradition.
The family consists of Marieta’s two sons; Gevorg (38) and Gagik (36), Hasmik (34), Gevorg’s wife and their 2 kids; Karine (14) and Tigran (9). Marieta is a teacher at a local school. Gevorg and Gagik are construction workers and go to Russia for migrant work during the season. They usually come back to spend the New Year with their family. This time their return had another great cause; renovation of their house.

“We heard about Habitat from our friends and realized that it is a unique opportunity to improve our housing conditions,” Gevorg says “. It would take us rather long to save enough for the renovation. I am happy that I can keep the tradition and pass a decent house to the upcoming generation. Thank you for your support.”

They will install new doors and windows, as well as improve the interiors of the house. Gevorg and Gagik are going to do the work themselves to minimize the costs and hope to finish it by summer. 

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