ArmInfo.Dark rooms, rare windows and broken walls, leaking roof, a ramshackle balcony, wooden wheelchair ramp, and many more problems… The Babayans have been confronted with housing problem for quite long. The house, built over four decades ago, needs caring hands. Some works have been done in this house but there is still a need for complete renovation.
Without support, the problem will not be solved. And that for objective reasons: the eldest son of the family, Alik, uses wheelchair to move. His condition is a consequence of an accident that happened 13 years ago.
Alik and his youngest brother, Artsrun, work, but that only helps solve the daily problems. After her husband's untimely death, Sona, their mother, who has raised her sons alone, dreams that the house built with her and her husband’s hands, becomes strong and decent again.
“The house was built by my parents. During years, the problems were solved only partially. The rooms have lighting problem. There is a need to add new windows and to change the old ones. Some parts of the balcony are crumbling. There is also a roofing problem that we have solved only partially. My wheelchair ramp is wooden, and sooner or later, it will collapse. I will have a problem moving in winter period. And in general, if we do nothing, the house will collapse over the years,” said the elder son, Alik.
“Our home has no rainwater drainage system. The walls have become damp and started to crumble. It’s been 15 years now the situation remains. We did not have an opportunity to renovate the house. The problem is still there. I dream to see my house bright and clean again,” Sona said.
The housing problem of the Babayan family appeared in the center of attention of partners implementing the program. With the support of VivaCell-MTS, the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia will be able to solve the problem of years in Aghavnadzor village of Vayots Dzor region by the end of the year.
VivaCell-MTS (MTS Armenia CJSC) is Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator, having the widest network reach and spreading a wide range of Voice and Data services all across Armenia. Having the best of the Armenian people interest at heart since its launch on 1st July 2005 and in a short period of time VivaCell-MTS has managed to build a nationwide network and a considerable customer base. VivaCell-MTS drives innovation and aims at always being at the forefront of any development serving the Armenian mobile communications market. The company follows the guidance provided by ISO 26000 (International Standard of Social Responsibility) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System). For more information, visit www.mts.am
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC ("MTS") is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world's fastest-growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Belarus. Since July 2000, MTS' Level 3 ADRs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MBT). Additional information about the MTS Group can be found at www.mtsgsm.com
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is a non-governmental, charitable organization that supports community development in the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh by assisting in building and renovating simple, decent and affordable homes, as well as advocating the right to a decent shelter as a matter of conscience and action. FCHA provides long-term, interest-free loans to low-income families. The monthly repayments flow into a Revolving Fund, which is used to help more families, thereby providing a financial foundation for sustainable development. Since 2008 the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has assisted about 700 families. For more information, please visit www.fcharmenia.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org