The 2016 housing project implemented jointly by Fuller Center for Housing Armenia and VivaCell-MTS launched in Margara village of Armavir Region with the construction of a house for the Gevorgyan family. It is noteworthy that the house is the 100th milestone house being built by the financial investment of VivaCell-MTS.
In the frames of the housing project the partnering organizations have a clear vision to assist families by improving their housing conditions and giving them the opportunity to raise their children in decent housing conditions.
A few days ago VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia were still summing up the results of the housing project of the last year. Currently, they are already helping another extended family to build their dream home.
The Gevorgyan family of seven has lived in a two-room mud house without basic amenities and with the danger of the house collapsing at any moment.
”I have grown up in a mud house and have dreamed of a decent home all my life. Years ago, my father started the construction of our house. After he passed away, I tried to continue the construction but could not complete it. Now I have my own family; I’m a father of four and I do want my children to grow up in a healthy environment. My family income covers only the daily expenses. Many thanks to both organizations for making the dream of my family a reality,” said the father of the family, Hovhannes.
“Today is a special day. The housing program is a success; cooperation continues. It is both a pleasure and a matter of concern. If viewed from an optimistic perspective this program solves a major problem for the 100th family. However, we are most concerned with the fact that there are still families who are deprived of homes. And they need to be supported. We have to continue the work we started years ago. That is the only way to solve the pertaining problems. The support is more than important for those who live here; here our task is not just the support to the villagers, but to disarm our enemy by our will and commitment. We are strong together,” said VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian.
”It has become a nice tradition to work with our major housing donor and the best partner. This year VivaCell-MTS invested around AMD 105 million. For the housing project (in 2015 it was AMD 100 million.). This is a beggining of a new life for 41 families,’’ said Ashot Yeghiazaryan, Fuller Center for Housing Armenia president.
Since 2007, in the frames of the housing project, 93 families benefitted from the financial support of VivaCell-MTS. This year the number will be replenished by another 41 families assisted with the total number reaching 134.
Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West