SHATIN — In 2015, in the frames of the housing project, two families in the village of Shatin in the Vayots Dzor region were able to have the roofs of their house renovated, while another family completed the construction of its half-built house. VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian and “Fuller Center for Housing” President Ashot Yeghiazaryan visited Shatin community to celebrate the housewarming with the happy families.
For years the Gyulnazaryan family of 7 had lived in constant danger in a house located on the stone fall zone, without basic housing conditions. In 2008, they started the construction of a house in a secure area of the village, but were not able to complete it.
“The dream of many years has become true. Finally, my family has a safe and decent home, where we can sleep without the fear that the roof will collapse when we are inside the house,” said Seryozha, the grandfather of the family.
“The happiness of these people, their eyes full of regained hope and trust, and their smiles inspire us and give us strength and eagerness to keep up with the work we have started. They prove we are on the right track, so we are ready to go all the way through to giving chance of a decent life to more families,” said Yirikian.
“In 2015, in the frames of the jointly implemented housing project 40 families restarted their lives. Each renovated or constructed house revives the hopes of the families, and helps them to get rid of the inferiority complex. The home becomes the place where new horizons are opened,” added Yeghiazaryan.
Since 2007, VivaCell-MTS has contributed AMD 228.3 million for the basic reconstruction or renovation of houses thus improving the life quality of 480 people with social needs in 10 regions of the country, including 31 villages, of which 10 are borderland villages.
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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 www.mts.am
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, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, 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 www.mtsgsm.com.
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 460 families.
For more information, please visit www.fcharmenia.org or email us at [email protected]