By Manane Petrosyan
Two years ago, Anahit Hovsepyan’s family received the gift of a cow through FAR Children’s Center supporter Laoura Avakiants. Anahit and her three children, Mkrtich, 18, Armen, 16, and Zaruhi, 15, live in Artavaz, a small community in the Kotayq region (marz). This donation has helped the family immensely.
Recently, their cow gave birth a baby calf, which means that this family can quickly develop a farming business, and that will also help provide for some of the other families in the community. “The cow’s baby is so cute and she has such a pretty coat,” Anahit said with a smile on her face. “This support means so much for my family. I’m so grateful to our overseas sponsor, and to the FAR Children’s Center.”
“Now we have milk and yogurt to sell. We decided to give a name to this baby. We call him Jeyran,” Zaruhi said. “I’m not always available for my mom to care for the cows because I’m very busy with school, but I try to do whatever I can.”
The children of the family are very driven. Mkrtich dreams of becoming an architect, and Armen has a great love of music. He is taking guitar courses but does not have his own instrument, so the teacher lends him his own. “I very much hope that I will have my own guitar one day,” he said. If all goes well, the additional income will make that possible.
Anahit and her children at home in Koyayq marz
“Taking care of these animals requires a lot of care, but I do it
with pleasure,” said Anahit. “The winter is frosty in our community;
we cover the baby to keep it warm.”