Why support us ?
For almost 2 years, Solidarité Arménie - a French « loi de 1901 » association with no subventions - has been involved in the field alongside the Armenians in greatest difficulty, in particular farmers and villagers. By supporting Solidarité Arménie, you are helping to save the cultural heritage of a nation which, for thousands of years, have been fighting for their survival on the Armenian High Plateau. Perpetually threatened by hostile neighbors who desire nothing but their annihilation, the Armenian people continue to fight valiantly, but the war and the precariousness which ravaged the country during the last decades have caused wounds which have not yet been sealed.
We have carried out many projects together : renovation of the nursery school in the village of Kornidzor (border village of Nagorno-Karabakh, hard hit during the war), reconstruction of a burnt down house in Goris, purchase of a piano for the French-speaking nursery school in Goris, distribution of clothing, medical and financial assistance to a man with a serious tumor, and many other actions which we are pleased to congratulate us on. Or rather, to congratulate you. You are the real actors of our work, the engine of our commitment : without you, we could not exist. This is why, in order for us to continue our task and fully invest ourselves, we need you !
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
The president of the association,
The Solidarité Arménie association was born on October 20, 2018 in Angers, from the desire of young French Christians to help improve the lot of their brothers in the East. It was Jean-Eudes Gannat and Jean-Armand Komchouyan, the latter being of Armenian origin, who chose to found the association with the objective of providing physical and material assistance to precarious families in Armenia, in particular those in the most disadvantaged rural areas of the country.
Today, more than 50% of Armenian people live in rural areas and agriculture is their essential livelihood. The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 plunged Armenia into a disastrous economic slump, causing the unemployment rate to explode and the population into exile. Between 2008 and 2017, the average unemployment rate in Armenia exceeded 43%. It is the highest unemployment rate of the 15 post-Soviet republics. During the past 25 years, several hundred thousand Armenians have taken the routes of exile to join the diaspora.
Victim of emigration and violent economic and social regression, plagued by corruption, Armenia found itself in a perilous situation, especially as its neighbors - Turkey and Azerbaijan - organized a blockade all around the country following the Nagorno-Karabakh war, a blockade which has lasted until now and which condemns Christians to find themselves even more isolated from the rest of the world.