RESTORING WATER SUPPLY TO KARABAKH
For centuries past, water has been considered the very source
of life. Nomadic communities traveled in search of it, great civilizations
blossomed on its banks and it has altered the geopolitical map
of the very globe itself.
Regrettably, Armenian residents of the blockaded, war-torn country
of Nagorno-Karabakh struggle daily with water issues which seriously
endanger their health and hamper the economic development of their
Armenia Fund USA is proudly focusing its newest 2004 humanitarian
efforts on the development of effective, sustainable water supply
systems in the capital of Stepanakert, in the Askeran region and
Maghavuz in the Mardakert region.
The Stepanakert Waterway initiative is an ambitious, large-scale,
two-phase project that impacts more than 12,000 residents:
▪ Phase I – $176,000 is needed to stabilize the region’s
water distribution infrastructure by constructing two reservoirs,
pipelines to transport the water from the rivers to the reservoirs
and a cholrenic purifier system.
▪ Phase II – $114,000 is needed to build two pressurized
pipelines to distribute water from the reservoirs to the region
and create a pumping station.
The Maghavuz Waterway initiative, with a more local focus,
impacts a small rural village of 650 residents. The project’s
funding goal of $92,000 will in turn concentrate on renovating
the existing pump station, water pipelines and two reservoirs,
and constructing a distribution network and two pumps.
Armenia Fund USA is requesting your immediate financial support
to extend this vital lifeline so urgently needed by the people
of Karabakh. Together, we can realize our unified goal of steering
Karabakh on a path towards prosperity and progress.
Armenia Fund USA’s mission is to make a difference locally
in the everyday lives of the men and women of Armenia and Karabakh
at the most fundamental levels and fundamental to the lives, health,
dignity and future of our fellow Armenians is clean, safe, secure
and accessible water.