Red Cross partners with Fuller Center in Armenia

Red Cross partners with Fuller Center in Armenia

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) are partnering to assist eight (8) disadvantaged families near by boarder in Tavush District to rehabilitate their houses. The proportion of funds invested for this purpose by partners is: ICRC 70% and FCHA 30%.

Through this project, the partners will be helping these families better cope with their daily life, and the state of uncertainty they are living.

The selection of families was done in partnership by both organizations. The families will receive long term, interest free, no inflation included loans. The repayments will be invested to assist families within this partnership again. The management of the revolving fund is entrusted to FCHA.

The FCHA will assess these families to improve their situation in terms of housing, provide technical support to families in terms of estimation of cost of the material required to perform necessary rehabilitation works.

“The fact that the families started rebuilding their houses in winter proves that the programme we set up responds to a real need,” said Aslan Bzhikhatlov, an ICRC delegate supervising the programme. “Families of missing persons are a particularly disadvantaged group. That is why we decided to do what we could to help them better cope with the terrible uncertainty they face in their daily lives.”

“We are excited to announce this partnership as it adds one more opportunity to help more families in need of housing. I am sure we will have long term and prosperous cooperation and as a result many families will have better and healthy homes to raise their kids” said Ashot Yeghiazaryan, President of Fuller Center for Housing Armenia.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and the dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. Web site: www.icrc.org

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is a Non-government Charitable Organization that supports community development in the Republic of Armenia by assisting in building and renovating simple, decent and affordable homes, as well as advocating the right to decent shelter as a matter of conscience and action. Web site: www.fullercenterarmenia.org

 
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