Winning the Wheel of Fortune



Valerik and Venera Hayrapetyan and their eight children fled Artsakh after the recent war. While they were safe from violence, they spent months living in deplorable conditions in a dilapidated rental home with a leaky roof and no heat.

But things for them recently took a positive turn after we purchased a two-story house for the family in Armenia’s Sisian Region as part of our Support for Artsakh’s Displaced, a project aimed to help displaced Artsakh families. FAR has also funded renovations and the purchase of basics like furniture and kitchenware.

With the new house, Valerik Hayrapetyan, 44, also found a new job as a contractual officer for the military.

“We seem to have won the wheel of fortune,” said Venera, 41. “We’vestarted breeding new domestic animals; we are starting to grow crops. Life seems to be changing for the better after the devastating war.”

Safe and stable housing can dramatically change the life of a family. To support our work with Artsakh families, consider making a donation on our secure website today.