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.


The remaining fish and chickens have slowed down in growth. The lack of heat and a bad water filtering system caused many fish to perish. This became very expensive for three months of care, feed, utilities, and changing the water. The chicken farm stalled without enough heat, so the laying of eggs slowed.


The refugees are managing their daily life with almost no harvest work due to winter. They have conducted regular maintenance, as needed, shutting off unused plumbing, drainage, etc.


HoE was on a close stage to be self-sufficient. We would have reached this goal if we were able to raise the funds of our objectives for 2017. But, as we say in French, “C’est la vie.”


On the other hand, we are grateful to what we were able to achieve within three years of continued cooperation with our GHNI team and generous donors.


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Thank you!

Your support is so critical for the sustaining of the House of Esther. We are thankful to you, our supporters, who enable us to continue this great work in helping these refugee families work toward self-sufficiency. Please consider giving toward our continued efforts.