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Seed distribution for Families April-June 2004

To date, over 2144 families in all parts of Armenia have received sufficient seeds for their home gardens. Our goal is to help the needy in Armenia provide healthy food for themselves.



We started the UMCOR-donated seed distribution in HDP modest office. Red Cross volunteer-friends came again to help us. We first, verified the list of seed beneficiaries from last year, then informed them about the availability of vegetable and flower seeds. We didnít have to wait long: representatives from Hrazdan, Ararat visited us with their volunteers and with our assistance made family bags for their communities.


The number of communities who wanted seeds grew and we were happy to extend our assistance to Shirak, Noyemberian, Gegharkunik, Armavir, Tavush, and Syunik. Itís also worth mentioning Peace Corps Volunteers who helped us locate beneficiary communities and number of families needing the seeds. Amongst them were Susan Bradley, Colleen Hardy, Mathew Sonyiat, Martin Meisenheimer, Christopher Deel, Brian Raymond, Mary Jirgensons, etc.

To date, over 2144 families have received seeds. Our goal is to provide healthy food to needy in Armenia. After the seeds were distributed, we then collected information to see if the seeds were planted. To our greatest happiness, all varieties were planted and people were particularly pleased with cucumber, cabbage, beans and corn seeds growth. We are also happy that a lot of gardens will be beautified from planted flowers that will warm peopleís hearts.

We are now collecting the lists of beneficiaries and pictures taken during the delivery. This is a small drop of assistance, but we hope that at least 2144 families will use them to have healthy food.

One of the goals of HDP is also to promote volunteerism in Armenia. In an economically challenged country it is a bit difficult, but we think that we can achieve a lot step by step.

June 16, 2004 SEED DISTRIBUTION UPDATE
 

Community

# of beneficiaries

date of seed distribution

Kotayk region, Hrazdan

250 families +2 bags of flowers

5.05.04

Hrazdan, village Jrarat

300 families+1bags of flower

5.05.04

Masis region, village Sis

150 families

5.05.04

Ararat region, village Vanashen

60 families

3.05.04

ARDA

10 bags of seeds

3.05.04

Shirak region, community Mush

160 families

10.05.04

Gegharkunik region, villages Aygut, Dzoravank

300 families

24.05.04

Lori  region, Alaverdi

60 families

31.04.04

Tavush region, villages Voskevan, Barekamavan

400 families

2.06.04

Goris

60 families

3.06.04

Vanadzor

54 families

June

Yeghegnadzor

50 families

June

Aragatsotn

180 families

May

Armavir , village Arax

60 families

May

Shirak region

50 families

May

 

Total 2144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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