Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Geghanush Asatryan’s family
My husband, Mantin, and I, Geghanush, bought this house about four years ago. Martin is in Russia working construction to get our main source of income. We needed a house that was closer to places such as the market. That is why we bought this particular house. We have been able to do some things ourselves but it takes us a long time to even come close to finishing them. We added a kitchen because there was none when we moved into this place. Because our son, Karen, who is a contract soldier for the Armenian Army, lives here with his wife, Tatev, we needed more room because of their growing family. Our grandchildren, Martick, who is 3 years old and Narek, who is almost 2 also live with us. We added a room but have been unable to complete it as of yet. We have been able to add a gate at the road to prevent my grandchildren from wandering off. We have done some plastering around the house but it is in dire need of a new roof. We have been unsure how we will complete that particular project. The biggest project we need to complete is the addition of a bathroom. We have no bathroom at all. We use our front porch as a bathroom and hope that someday we will be able to construct one.
When a neighbor told me about Habitat for Humanity Armenia, I could barely contain myself. I told Martin the next time he called and he agreed that we should try to get them to team with us to help us improve our home. With their help we could accomplish a project or two that would normally take us several years to complete, if we are able to complete it at all. I am praying that we will be selected for an international team visit.