VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Partners

Alla Asatryan
Marketing and Office Manager
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
96 Sarmen St., 0019 Yerevan, RA
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +374 10 52 47 12

The Results of the Housing Project are Already Visible

VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Partnership

August 26, 2014, Yervandashat village, RA. A long-waited housewarming was
celebrated in the village of Yervandashat. The second family is also close
to the realization of its dream. VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph
Yirikian, volunteer staff members, Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team
and the Global Builders volunteer team from the USA joined forces to help
the Muradyan family complete the construction of their half-built home. The
construction of one family’s house was followed by another family’s, the
Ghazaryans’ home blessing ceremony.

`’We are grateful to you for always standing firm next to the families
keeping the country borders. There is no greater happiness than to
acknowledge that you are not alone, that there are caring people next to
you who have willingly helped to finish the construction of the long-waited
house. Soon we will also move to our new and comfortable home. We are very
glad that today one of our villager’s already completed house is going to
be blessed,” said the Muradyan family father, Hakob.

It is already 64 years the Muradyans have been living in Yervandashat.
Their large family have lived in a building that used to serve as a
kindergarten and needed renovation. As the political and economic situation
in the country worsened their dream of having theirown home remained
unaccomplished. In 2005 they started the construction of the new house but
were unable to finish it.

The Ghazaryans, who were already celebrating a home blessing, have tried to
build their own house for 25 years. They have put the stone on the stone,
but have been unablefinish the construction due to the lack of financial
means. The family has lived in a half-built house for 15 years without
basic necessities. Finally, all the difficulties are left behind.

Today the housing project implemented through the financial investment of
VivaCell-MTS has given its first result. The first achievement of the
project launched a few months ago in this region was marked through a home
blessing ceremony.

`Words can’t describe the happiness we feel today. We have longed for this
day, we have worked very hard to one day have a home of our own, we have
dreamed so long that one day our sons would have a strong roof over their
heads, but we couldn’t… We express our gratefulness to VivaCell-MTS and the
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia for being next to the people living on
the border and sharing our infinite happiness by being present in our
home-blessing ceremony,” the Ghazaryan family mother, Mrs. Gohar,
expressed her gratefulness.

`Every single stone here was laid with love andthat love carries a belief
in bright future. It is particularly important that the villagers living in
the borderland villages feel that they are not alone when facing
hardshipsand that people from various organizations have united to
helptheir familiesstand solidly on the soil of the Homeland. That feeling
is the warranty for success,”said VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph

`The home for an Armenian is not just a place to live in. It’s the soul of
the family, the warranty and the cornerstone of the secure and decent life.
The project implemented in the borderline villages of Armenia through the
financial investment of VivaCell-MTS is aimed at creating decent conditions
for each family that will give them an opportunity to live, work and create
on their own land in their own homes and to have a base and warranty for
future happy life,” said Fuller Center for Housing Armenia president,
Ashot Yeghiazaryan.

To remind, VivaCell-MTS has invested 55 million AMD for the housing project
in the borderland villages of Armenia and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
has undertaken the implementation of the project. Thanks to this
partnership 25 families from borderland villages of Armenia will enjoy the
happiness of living in their decent homes by the end of the year.

VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom CJSC) is Armenia’s leading mobile 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). 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, 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. Up
to know the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has assisted 300 families,
the construction of 30 more family houses is in process For more
information, please visit
or email us at
[email protected]


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