Armenia, Faces of Poverty

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Armenia, Faces of Poverty

This is where Gohar bathes. Gohar, 8, is a withdrawn little girl who has trouble making friends at school and often wets her bed at night. Her mother Narineh attributes Gohar’s fragile emotional state to the break up of their family and the state of poverty the family is now facing. Gohar’s father was an abusive alcoholic who routinely beat and raped Gohar’s mother Narineh. After leaving her husband, Narineh is now struggling to feed and clothe Gohar and her three siblings. Sara Anjargolian/The Stand