Kamo Davtyan, a soldier wounded in the Artsakh Liberation War in the early nineties, celebrated housewarming in the Village of Nor Shen, Martuni region, Artsakh. The house was rebuilt in the framework of the Housing for Wounded Soldiers initiative.
Kamo Davtyan is the seventh soldier to receive a fully renovated house from the Tufenkian Foundation and the second soldier of the 90’s liberation war to benefit from the initiative. During the war, Kamo joined the Nor Shen self-defense group, where he fought bravely and was heavily injured in one of the battles.
Kamo is 50 years old. A hardworking man by nature, he is now unable to do physical work because of the injury sustained in battle. He lives in Nor Shen together with his wife and two daughters. Following his father’s footsteps, Kamo’s son has joined the Artsakh Army and serves his country as an officer.
Prior to the renovations, Kamo and his family lived in an old village house, which was not only in overall poor condition, but also had no kitchen or an indoor bathroom. In addition to general repairs, the Foundation has constructed an adjacent building, thus expanding the house and adding a fully renovated kitchen, bathroom, as well as a corridor.
In his remarks during the housewarming ceremony, Kamo Davtyan said, “I am happy to finally have a home we will be proud to live in. My only wish is that all my friends who have fought in the war have a place they can call home and a decent roof over their heads”.
Although the 2016 emergency has ended, the housing need for Artsakh’s soldiers is still a pending issue. With many wounded or disabled soldiers requiring similar assistance, the Foundation will continue this work in the foreseeable future.