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Ararat

Sipanik village, Ararat region, Armavir Province, Armenia / Personal Use

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A loan helped to pay for the solar water heating system and its installation.


Ararat's story

Meet Ararat again.

Ararat lives with his family of five in Sipanik village. He is a self-employed entrepreneur involved in fish farming. In his yard he grows different kinds of fish that he trades to locals in bulk. He puts all his efforts into creating a better living for his two kids.

After learning about the advantages of solar systems, the family decided to install one on their house. With the previous financial support provided, Ararat paid for the solar power system (pictured). Seeing the positive outcome of the solar system, Ararat applied for this loan to pay for the solar water heating system and its installation.

This family is hoping to have significant savings and move towards more sustainable consumption. They will use the opportunities of the solar system in their fish farming as well.