13 August 2015
This 6 year old sunshine comes from the village of Getik. His name is Arman. Arman says at the beginning of our interview – he will be a soldier in the future. Arman is very entertaining, he is also open to strangers and likes to talk about his everyday life, his family and his interests. Arman and his siblings are all healthy, thank God.
Arman lives with his parents, 2 siblings and grandparents in the village of Getik. The village is located in the Gegharkunik region, has a wonderful nature and a breathtaking view of the high mountains. Arman’s home village is unfortunately one of the poorest and most needy areas in Armenia. Most of the people here are unemployed. The climate is harsh and unfavorable for agriculture and few can afford livestock in order to survive at least with livestock. Fortunately, Arman’s mother Ani (34) is allowed to work as a teacher in the neighboring village. She is a physics teacher. Her husband used to work as a guard, but unfortunately he was laid off. Now 34-year-old Aram is unemployed, he takes care of the vegetable garden. But he hopes that he will get his job back, which is important to him because his wife’s salary is not enough to support the children. Arman’s grandparents, who live with him, are not yet of retirement age. Grandma Anahit is 59 and Grandpa Hakob is 62 years old. They help with the garden maintenance. Arman also has a brother and a sister. The brother’s name is Aren, he is 7 years old, and the sister’s name is Malena, she is 3 years old. Arman’s family is housed in a three-room house. The house is heated with a wood stove in the winter months. There is a connection to the gas, but it is much cheaper with firewood and dried cow dung.
We would like to include Arman in our sponsorship program and enable him to have a happy childhood. Since at the moment only his mother earns some money as a teacher, the financial situation of the family of seven is in poor condition. Thanks to the sponsorship, Arman’s parents could save some money on food and provide for their children well. As a sponsored child, Arman can also get medical and dental help free of charge if necessary – something that would bring great joy and financial relief to his parents. Thank you in advance for your support and we wish God’s rich blessings!
If you would like to sponsor Arman, please let us know via e-mail email@example.com.
Here you find general information regarding our child sponsorships in Armenia.