Due to the difficult socio-economic situation in Armenia, many families leave for Russia during the summer in search of seasonal employment. The Karapetyan's felt that this year, they had no other choice than to follow this path to keep their family together.
The couple’s grandmother usually watched the three children while the Karapetyan's went to Russia seeking work. However, the grandmother had become too old and found herself unable to properly care for the children. She decided to call FAR’s Homeless Children Center. Today, the children are there spending the summer with other youngsters, and have just returned from summer camp in Hrazdan.