The Avagyans, whose home in Tsovategh, Artsakh, sustained major damage by Azerbaijani shelling last year, were given a second chance at life in the region. Theirs was the first home restored in a new initiative initiated and undertaken by the Tufenkian Foundation.
A little over a week after the Avagyans moved into their renovated home, the family welcomed their seventh child, Tatev, on Feb. 24.
Elina Avagyan holds her six-month-old daughter Tatev (Photo: Tufenkian Foundation)
When they are not in school, Tatev’s six siblings—Vahram, 15; Raffi, 13; Arinka, 12; Zaqar, 9; Marinka, 7; and Varushik, 5—pitch in to help their mother, Elina, take care of their baby sister.
Though a veterinarian by education, the father of the family, Gegham, continues to develop his agricultural work around his renovated home. He has recently been busy enlarging his farm and planting more crops than before.
When they are not in school, Tatev’s six siblings pitch in to help their mother, Elina, take care of their baby sister. (Photo: Tufenkian Foundation)
“We never intended on leaving here. This is our home,” Gegham told the Tufenakian staff.