Monday, August 10, 2015
Nariné Saghatelyan, her husband, and their two children, now live in a house they purchased nearly three years ago. At that time, the house was not yet suitable for occupancy, and it was not until late 2014 that the family was finally able to move in, after they had made some essential changes.
Mr. Saghatelyan is away in Russia for much of each year, working to provide for his family. Nariné stays at home to watch over the children. She also raises cattle, sheep, and chickens to supplement their income.
With the money lent to them by Habitat for Humanity, the Saghatelyans have installed new flooring, doors, and windows throughout their home. Attractive wood trim and molding, and wallpaper in a variety of colorful patterns, serve to liven up the ambiance of every room. Some work remains to be done: the bathroom is not yet finished, and the family hopes to have a new heating system installed before winter arrives. To complete these few tasks, the family intends to apply for a second loan from HFH.