Blog: Armenia

Children’s Camp and Chickens!

Spitak, Armenia

 

In this month, our new members have spent time discovering, making connections, getting introduced to the programme, and introducing the House of Esther (HoE) to people. They took some local community leaders to visit the HoE, as they want to have good connections and network, which will help later in the future projects.

 

Positioned as a Training Center

It’s winter at the House of Esther (HoE) and since October, there have been a few days of snow, wind, and cold temperatures. We gathered firewood and branches to burn in the recently installed wood stove. We also worked to insulate all visible pipes, water tanks, and outside faucets. The greenhouse plantings were prepared for winter.

 

Preparing for Winter

Giving Tuesday is Today!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived! Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to become a more committed supporter of GHNI. As a reminder, there are 3 easy ways you can join in the movement today and help villagers end their extreme poverty: 

1. Give

Every gift makes a big impact! For example, did you know just $10 can provide gardening equipment for a family to grow their own food? Or that just $25 can provide a pair of chickens?

Impactful Conference

The last three months were productive and we were able to finish several sustainability projects. These include covering the greenhouse, installing the outside old traditional clay oven, covering the roof leak over the mobile home, enlarging the vegetable-planting area, and advancing the water recovery system. Also, the crops of potatoes, various vegetables, and fruits have been harvested.

 

Partnering with Local Resources

House of Esther, Armenia

 

Spring is nice and warm in many parts of the world and especially at the House of Esther (HoE). A beautifully mellow, green color starts covering the fields and the hills. People, birds, and animals get outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature.

 

Spring Activities

House of Esther, Armenia

January, February and March, are easy-going months in Spitak, especially at the House of Esther (HoE). The winter only allows limited activities, such as regular maintenance and keeping warm until the warmer months of spring. Our refugee residents are getting used to the local weather.  

 

Surviving a Meagre Winter

House of Esther, Armenia

 

It was a mild month of winter at the House of Esther with just a few frosty evenings. The residents kept warm inside and did a few outside tasks on the greenhouse when possible. They prepared the two side ventilation windows, and then will soon work on the side doors of the green house. We need to buy the few metal angles, square pipes, and welding material.

 

Winter Work

House of Esther, Armenia

Surprisingly, we enjoyed a milder and manageable winter in the House of Esther (HoE). Could this possibly be due to the effect of global warming?

 

For the house, we secured windows, doors, and roofing to prevent wind and snow damage. The greenhouse was placed on standby, as we were not able to provide the plastic cover yet.

 

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