Armenia, Faces of Poverty

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Armenia, Faces of Poverty

Christina, 6, lives on the outskirts of Armenia’s capital city Yerevan. Six months earlier, Christina was living in a barn. While there, she contracted bronchitis from the lack of heat in the barn and was bitten by a rat on her forehead. Christina’s father lost his job, began drinking and beating Christina’s mother Armineh. Armineh fled with her six children and began living in the barn. Armineh had no money for food so she began feeding her children sugar water. Christina quickly reached advanced stages of malnutrition. The family was discovered by a non-profit organization and the children were rushed to a local hospital. Christina narrowly escaped death. Sara Anjargloian/The Stand