VivaCell, Fuller Center for Housing Armenia visit Avetisyan Family Housewarming

Avetisyan family with VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan
Avetisyan family with VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan

Avetisyan family with VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan

UJAN—VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan visited the Ujan village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia where the Avetisyans completed the construction of their half-built house through the housing project of this year and were celebrating a housewarming.

The three children of the Avetisyan family grew up in their father, Serob’s semi basement that included two small rooms without a kitchen and bathroom. Despite wounds Serob received during the Karabakh war, he attempted to build the house for the future of his children, but was unable to complete it.

”Winters have always been a burden for my family. Cold and damp walls were like punishment. It hurt me each time to feel that my adult children did not have basic housing conditions each person should have. Now my happiness is endless and I am thankful for the support; now the winter won’t be a trouble,” said Serob.

40 families from 10 regions will be living in  safe and stable homes this winter due the housing project financed by VivaCell-MTS and implemented by Fuller Center for Housing Armenia.

”Building a house is only part of the work, and VivaCell-MTS willingly takes this burden. Now the owners of the house have to make it a castle for their family, to be strong together and raise their children in warm atmosphere. A house is not only a place where one lives: it is the guarantee of a person’s inner peace, sense of security and completeness. If one feels good at home, he will never think of leaving his country and seeking fortune abroad”, VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said.

”The family father has fought for the borders of our Homeland to stay unshaken and for our children to live safely. Today it’s our duty to help each other; only in this case it is possible to build a home with strong basis, a united community and a safe Homeland,” said Fuller Center for Housing Armenia president Ashot Yeghiazaryan.

To remind, this year VivaCell-MTS invested AMD 100 million for the housing project (AMD 55 million was invested in 2014), and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has undertaken the implementation of the project. Through this partnership, from 2007 till the end of 2015, the number of the families having their houses renovated or the construction of the half-built houses completed will reach 93.

VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom CJSC) is Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator, having the widest 2G/3.75G/4G network reach and spreading a wide range of Voice and Data services all across Armenia. Having the best of the Armenian people interest at heart since its launch on 1st July 2005 and in a short period of time VivaCell-MTS has managed to build a nationwide network and a considerable customer base. VivaCell-MTS drives innovation and aims at always being at the forefront of any development serving the Armenian mobile communications market.  The company follows the guidance provided by ISO 26000 (International Standard of Social Responsibility) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System). For more information, visit

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS”) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world’s fastest growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 100 million mobile subscribers. The Group has been awarded GSM licenses in Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 200 million. Since June 2000, MTS’ Level 3 ADRs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MBT). Additional information about the MTS Group can be found at

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is a non-governmental, charitable organization that supports community development in the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh by assisting in building and renovating simple, decent and affordable homes, as well as advocating the right to a decent shelter as a matter of conscience and action. FCHA provides long-term, interest-free loans to low-income families. The monthly repayments flow into a Revolving Fund, which is used to help more families, thereby providing a financial foundation for sustainable community development..

Since 2008 the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has assisted more than 450 families.

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