Please watch the story of a family of 8 living in an abandoned house in the Togh village of Artsakh’s Hadrut region – one of over 200 beneficiary families of Armenia Fund’s International Thanksgiving Day Telethon to air on November 26 in the United States and across the globe. Ten years ago, the father of the household, Eric and mother, Gayane moved their family to the village from the town of Hadrut, where they lived in a tiny damp basement.
There they lost their firstborn due to a respiratory disease caused by inadequate housing conditions, mold and lack of sunlight. The father, Eric, has a job and Gayane stays at home to take care of her 5 children with the help of their grandmother, Novella. Their youngest child, 4 month old Gor, has been frequenting hospitals and is currently at the intensive care unit of Yerevan’s Arabkir hospital, where Gayane took him for treatment.
This year’s Telethon will raise funds to construct single family homes for families in Artsakh who have 5 children or more and lack adequate housing. There is a total of 466 families who fit this criteria and 211 are known to live in unacceptable housing conditions. Every home that Armenia Fund will build will cost around $50,000. It will be fully furnished and will also include major household appliances. The homes will come with land plots of 10,000 sq. ft. of land each, where the families can grow their fruits and vegetables and keep livestock.
Please watch the video story and make a donation to help us build a new house for Eric’s and Gayane’s family of 8.