August 5, 2021 - 18:19 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Viva-MTS and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia have helped the Galstyan family living in Armenia's Gegharkunik province build a spacious stone house with a lot of sunlight.
For years, the young family lived in a one-room space, raising two children. The father of the family, Arman, who is a military serviceman, decided to expand the area and build a stone house, and the two companies included the family in their housing project.
"My son is on the border; he protects his family and our Homeland. I should try to convey not only my feelings, but also those of my son. Years ago, I wondered if there would be a day when my son would live with his family in a stone house and continue living in his village. Now I say with a clear conscience that my dreams have come true," said the homeowner's father, Nver Galstyan.
“A mentally and spiritually rich person has one’s own formula of overcoming problems – patiently, strong in his faith and willfully. Believe it, you pass over your willfulness to your children and serve them as a role model. They see examples of how home shall be built and how homeland shall be cherished, and these examples speak louder than words. The hardest days are behind. Set new goals and strive for them with the same commitment,” Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said during the video call.
"The situation we saw during the first visit and now is incomparable. There were walls made of soil; the entire family gathered in one room. Now the picture is completely different. There is nothing left of the old damp and earthen room. Now the family lives in a spacious and bright house with all necessities. Despite that the pandemic had a significant impact on the progress of our programs, in general, we succeeded. We all realized that we had to get out of the situation with honor. Together, we succeeded," said Ashot Yeghiazaryan, president of the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia.
Partners in the housing program for over ten years, Viva-MTS and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia are recording desirable results in different regions of the country. This year, the partners plan to turn the dream for a home into a reality for 84 families. The list of beneficiaries includes families who, due to circumstances, have to start the difficult task of building a house for the third time.