Monday, August 10, 2015
Mariné and Hayk Beglaryan share a home with their three children. Like so many men in villages like his, Hayk spends a majority of each year working in Russia to support his family. Mariné, for her part, tends to the children, maintains a productive garden, and raises livestock.
Some time ago, the family applied for and received a loan from Habitat for Humanity sufficient to begin the renovation of their home, which was overdue for such a project: the interior adornments dated to 1937. The walls in every bedroom and the bathroom have been repaired and replastered. Preferring to minimize costs, the Beglaryans have done all work themselves. A second loan will be necessary to install new doors and windows, and to shore up parts of the ceiling.