"Stories of Need" Support Program
The main beneficiaries of this program are the needy and socially vulnerable groups of the population:
• Lonely seniors and retirees
• Citizens without a livelihood
• People with medical conditions requiring special or large financial resources, especially children
• Wounded soldiers with injuries incompatible with physical / mental work
• Families of dead or missing soldiers
• Citizens in need who were forced to change their permanent place of residence as a result of the war
• Other families in need of immediate support
The main types of assistance included in the program:
• Medical assistance - medicines and payment for necessary treatment
• Payment of utility services
• Clothes and footwear
• Basic necessities
Their house ended up in another country
Three days after the war has began, the family of Silva Sargsyan, a resident of the village of Avetaranots in the Askeran region, moved to Armenia for temporary residence.
Silva used to work as the director of a kindergarten in the village of Avetaranots, and at the same time taught computer science at school.
Silva with two daughters and two minor grandchildren temporarily lives in one of the guest houses.
Her husband and son are now in Stepanakert.
The boy Arman is studying at the Artsakh State University as an economist and will soon be drafted into the army.
Silva's husband is a physical education teacher and currently does not work, two daughters have higher education, Ani's eldest daughter is a tourism specialist, and Anita's youngest daughter is a lawyer.
In these difficult days, having lost their home and work, Silva's family need our support in the matter of housing and the ability to earn a living.
Let's help the family of the fallen hero
Ashot Sargsyan's family moved from the village of Nor Seisulan in the Martakert region to the village of Yehnik in the Talin region during the Artsakh battles.
Their son Arman, who took part in the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan, heroically fell in the hot battles in Martakert.
Since their village Nor Seisulan in the Martakert region was handed over to the enemy, on November 17, Ashot barely managed to get his livestock out of there.
Ashot is engaged in animal husbandry ․
In the village of Yegnik, he is trying to build a livestock farm, but there is not enough money to build a roof and floor. In order for Ashot to organize the daily life of his family, the United Charity Foundation “We Are Armenians” includes Ashot Sargsyan to the list of its beneficiaries.
Thus, to complete the construction of the barn, it is necessary to purchase building materials, then repair the roof and make a concrete floor.
We invite the attention of our kind and sympathetic compatriots to the Sargsyan family.
With our help, the family will be able to earn money and continue life in the village of Yegnik.
Families of Naira and Christina were left homeless
Here is another story of a family from Artsakh.
Sisters Naira and Christina lived in Martakert region. Particularly, Christina is from village Kochakhot and has four children, while Naira lived in village Makhavuz and has two minors.
During military hostilities when Azerbaijan was targeting peaceful civilians, Christina was also wounded on head.
Afterwards, the sisters had to move to Yerevan with their children and now they live in a small house there, provided by their relatives. Both their husbands are still in Martakert, protecting the borders of Makhavuz and Kochakhot.
Due to many circumstances, the sisters need our support. Currently, they are not working. Moreover, because of her head injury, Christina needs medical support and certain medication. Furthermore, the house they currently live is very small and does not suit to living with children.
The sisters want to find jobs to be able to rent a more suitable house and to ensure better accommodation and life quality for their six children. Christina is a pharmacist and Naira is a philologist but both are ready to even perform other jobs, unrelated to their professions.
We call on all caring people in Armenia and Diaspora to help the family to find employment and to ensure better life quality for their children.
Our hero Artyom and his family are in need of our support
Artyom Dalakyan who fought in the heroic battles in Artsakh comes from Ujan village, Aragatsotn region.
He received shrapnel wounds in his legs during the fierce battles in Jabrail. Artyom underwent a surgery and now moves by a wheelchair. He still needs another surgery but his family has no money to pay for it.
Artyom's mother does not work due to her health problems and his father died of cancer. Artyom is a refrigeration operator. Now his family is in a difficult financial situation.
Svetlana will be left homeless along with her children, if...
Svetlana Gasparyan came to Yerevan from Martakert with her two minor children. When the war broke out, Svetlana's husband was a reservist. While he was a retired military serviceman, he was still summoned to join the military actions.
Their 18-year-old son also serves in Artsakh. On the hard days of the war, she had to leave everything under the wave of bombings and move to Yerevan with her minor children but her husband and son are still serving.
Today, she lives with her minor children in Yerevan, in her relatives' place but they need to rent a flat.
With no money and no job, Svetlana is currently facing serious problems. Svetlana is a nurse and used to work at the hospital in Martakert.
Naira was left alone with her son
Before the war broke out in Artsakh, Poghosyan-Melkonyan Naire's newly-formed family rented a flat in Yerevan.
Her husband Armen went to the war as a volunteer to protect his homeland and perished in the Artsakh war.
To help Naire recover from her severe psychological trauma, a group of psychologists visited her in her place in an attempt to restore her mental balance.
Their child is 4 and Naire is still trying to keep her husband's death secret from the child. Nowadays, Naire is an English teacher and due to the COVID-19 pandemics lost her students whom she used to deliver private English lessons. Naire and her child temporarily stay at her father's place and need financial assistance.
The story of Gevorg's shown courage
Gevorg Yeghiazaryan, a resident of the Amberd village,located in Aragatsotn region, as a true patriot, voluntarily joined to defend Artsakh.
Just like his father defended his homeland in the war of the 1990s., Gevorg drove his own car together with like-minded friends to the front line.
Gevorg's father died in 1994 defending Artsakh.
During the hot battles in Jrakan (Dzhabrail), as a result of the explosion of a shell, Gevorg lost a friend, and he himself was severely injured and was urgently taken to the hospital.
Gevorg lives in a half-destroyed house with his wife, mother, disabled brother and three minor children. His mother is retired, the brother is deaf and mute, the wife is not working, since the children are underage.
Before he was wounded, Gevorg was the only source of income for his family.
As a result of severe wounds, for the next two years, Gevorg won't be able to return to work and provide for his family.