Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tigran Davtya’s family

Galya, 48 lives at home with her husband, Sarkis, 51, three sons, Hamlet, 28, Tigran, 27, Shahen, 25, and Tigran’s wife Anna, 27, and Anna’s children, Sarkis, 4, and Victoria, 10 months in the village of Getahovit on the outskirts of Ijevan, Armenia. Eight persons in all.
Galya looks after the family house, including maintaining a small-holding of multiple vegetables, fruit trees, 3 cows, an Armenian buffalo, and numerous chickens. Her husband Sarkis is a janitor at a local school. Tigran works at the hydro power station as a controller, Hamlet has a business as a DJ for parties and weddings, whilst Shahen is a taxi driver. Anna looks after her small children.

‘It was time for the family to have more accommodation, now that Tigran has a wife and two children’, said Galya. ‘It was just too crowded in our present house’, she continued.

With the help of a low-cost loan from Habitat from Humanity, the roof of the new home was provided. The new home is on a plot not far from the family house. In July, a Global Village a team from Habitat arrived to help them with plastering and levelling the walls.  The young family hopes to be in their new home before the end of the year. 

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