Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
Alla Asatryan, Marketing and Office Manager
96 Sarmen St., 0019 Yerevan, RA
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.fullercenterarmenia.org/
Tel: +374 10 52 47 12
Mob: +374 77 555 002

Three Families' Realized Dream through
VivaCell-MTS & Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Partnership

1 OCTOBER, 2014, YERVANDASHAT VILLAGE, ARMENIA: The best evaluation of
the partnership between VivaCell-MTS & Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
launched at the beginning of the year is the families'
happiness.VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, staff members from
the company and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team visited Yervandashat
village to share with three families theirlong-waited happiness.

Three more families from the borderland village of Yervandashatmeetautumn
happily and proudly without having to worrythat it will leak from the roof
during rainy weather or there will be necessity of burning fire for having
hot water. The sad memories of damp walls, the moldy ceiling and the wind
time whistling windows are already in the past.

`'A few months ago there wasn't even hope that the
summer would be so
productive and the cherished dream of mine, my family and my fellow
villagers would come into true. I'm very thankful to the project that helps
not only build homes but also lives, not only walls but also hope, not
onlyroof but also belief in future,'' shared VaruzhanAvagyan, whose family
has been living with his parents and brother's extended family for
years without basic necessities.

At five-month period six houses were renovated and two half-constructed
houses built in the village of Yervanadashat through this project.

`'Entering new home is symbolizing the birth of a new beginning in the
family life - renewed hopes, new aspirations, new plans, weaved with love
and from love, leaving all misfortunes, frustrations in the past. It's
becoming especially important in the borderland. By renewing the hopes of
our compatriots living on the very edge, we all put vital strength into
them, make them feel stronger, and by that we restate our declared mission
and national objective out loud - our fathers lived in this country, we
live in this country, and afterwards, our children will be living in this
country, our common descent home Armenia. Every stone that we put on the
stone, adds to the vital powers of our souls, our joint national spirit. We
will stand firm on this sacred soil, forever, we must, and this is our
message to everyone in the country and outside it,'' said VivaCell-MTS
General Manager Ralph Yirikian.

`'Our partnership with VivaCell-MTS is very productive and
now we are the
eyewitnesses of the results. By the end of the year 25 families from four
borderland villages of Armenia will live in their decent homes.The project
helps our compatriots living on the border feel that they are not alone on
the border, that even the wallsof the home help be stronger and it is safe
when the walls of that home are solid,'' said AshotYeghiazaryan, Fuller
Center for Housing Armenia President.

To remind, VivaCell-MTS has invested 55 million AMD for the housing project
in the borderland villages of Armenia and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
has undertaken the implementation of the project.

VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom CJSC) is Armenia's leading mobile operator,
having the widest 2G/3.75G/4G network reach and spreading a wide range of
Voice and Data services all across Armenia. Having the best of the Armenian
people interest at heart since its launch on 1st July 2005 and in a short
period of time VivaCell-MTS has managed to build a nationwide network and a
considerable customer base. VivaCell-MTS drives innovation and aims at
always being at the forefront of any development serving the Armenian
mobile communications market. The company follows the guidance provided by
ISO 26000 (International Standard of Social Responsibility). For more
information, visit www.mts.am

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS") is the leading telecommunications group
in Russia and the CIS, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV
as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world's fastest
growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 100
million mobile subscribers. The Group has been awarded GSM licenses in
Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus, a region that boasts a
total population of more than 200 million. Since June 2000, MTS' Level 3
ADRs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MBT).
Additional information about the MTS Group can be found at www.mtsgsm.com

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is a non-governmental, charitable
organization that supports community development in the Republics of
Armenia and Artsakh by assisting in building and renovating simple, decent
and affordable homes, as well as advocating the right to a decent shelter
as a matter of conscience and action. FCHA provides long-term,
interest-free loans to low-income families. The monthly repayments flow
into a Revolving Fund, which is used to help more families, thereby
providing a financial foundation for sustainable community development.

Since 2008 the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has assisted 350

For more information, please visit www.fullercenterarmenia.org
or email us at
[email protected]


From: A. Papazian