Homes for 15 families living in containers Armenia



Assisting 15 poor families living in metal containers in Vanadzor city, Armenia to overcome poverty housing and build homes which they did not have since 1988 earthquake.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The devastating earthquake of 1988 left many families homeless in north-west of Armenia including Vanadzor city. The collapse of former Soviet Union, economic hardship combined with the earthquake left many families in Vanadzor with no hope. More than 1,200 families live in metal containers in Vanadzor city “metal containers” district. More than one generation of kids grew up in these temporary shelters that have no bathroom, no kitchen, are freezing cold in winter and blistering hot in summer.

How will this project solve this problem?

Fuller Center for Housing in partnership with two other organizations is assisting these families to build homes by using the innovative Styrofoam technology. New homes will have heating, proper sanitation, electricity, kitchen, natural gas and oven.

Potential Long Term Impact

The monthly repayments from long-term, interest-free loans flow into the Revolving Fund and are used to help more families, thereby providing the financial foundation for a sustainable community development. Better houses will create better health.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,273

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,273 .  The original project funding goal was $38,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Gohar Palyan

Yerevan, Armenia

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