Armenia, Faces of Poverty

In by admin

Armenia, Faces of Poverty

Narineh Simonian, 40, with the accordion she once played as a young girl. Narineh lives with her four children in Arinch, a town located just outside of Armenia’s capital city Yerevan. She was married to an abusive alcoholic who raped and beat her throughout their marriage and threatened her life and the lives of their children. With the help of a local non-profit, Narineh was able to leave her husband, obtain a legal divorce, and move with her children to a dilapidated house owned by her brother. Now a single mother, Narineh tries to make a living by buying and selling vegetables. Arinch, 2009. Sara Anjargolian/The Stand