Blog: Other Regions

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.

 

Growing Healthy Families

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

 

Incredible strides are being made as we are continuing to work hard to bring about lasting transformation in the village of Đorgovska mahala. Currently, we have two groups of women with over 20 members and one group of children who meet regularly. We are focusing on helping them improve their physical and moral well-being.

 

Winterizing the House

House of Esther, Armenia

 

In Spitak, November is when the winter sets in. The team has been busy preparing for winter conditions. They disconnected all unneeded faucets, drained water from outside exposed pipes, collected the leaves, covered the base of the fruit trees to protect them from the frost, etc.

 

Changed Life

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

 

In Djorgovska mahala, a group of children and women are slowly influencing their community toward change from unhygienic habits within families and their settlement. At first, just one woman was cleaning the street, and now other women have joined her to regularly clean their streets.  

 

Tackling Necessary Tasks

House of Esther, Armenia

Compared to previous years, October was an unusually warm month at the House of Esther (HoE).  We were able to continue some outdoor work and preparation toward self-sufficiency.

Some tasks we tackled include the following:

Busier than Summer

House of Esther, Armenia

 

Now in the autumn season at House of Esther (HoE), we are wrapping up so many summer activities.  Harvesting crops and preparing for winter’s harsh weather are some of the tasks at hand.  The green house is still not finished, though, framing is almost complete.  It still needs plastic over the top and ends framed in with plastic cover as well.  

 

Villagers Bringing Change

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

 

Đorgovska mahala is continually transforming into a model village reflecting Transformational Community Development (TCD). We have two groups of women and one group of children who meet regularly.

 

Harvest & Winter Preparations

House of Esther, Armenia

 

House of Esther (HoE) has had a great summer and now heads into fall with much anticipation and expectation of progress in these last months before winter sets in.  Crops are being harvested and all the residents/refugees are pitching in to make this the largest harvest ever at House of Esther.  

 

Our focus is now on the following goals:

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