Svetlana A.

The interview took place in Mart 2021.

Svetlana was born on November 7, 1948 in the village of Sargsashen, Martuni region. Her father worked in the collective farm, the mother was a teacher of the Armenian language and literature. There were 3 children growing up in the family, 2 boys and 1 girl. Svetlana was the first child of the family.

After finishing the eighth grade, she moved to his uncle place in Baku, continued her education and at the same time attended sewing courses. After graduating the courses, she started working in a sewing factory in Baku.

In 1970 she got married and moved to Martuni. However, a few months later they divorced and Svetlana moved to Stepanakert. She rented an apartment and started working in the Stepanakert garment factory.

In 1973 she moved from the garment factory to the city laundry and from there to the laundry of the Stepanakert Maternity Hospital. Wherever she worked, she was always a conscientious worker and enjoyed the love and respect of both her friends and the administration.

The administration of the maternity hospital, knowing Svetlana’s housing conditions, gave her a room to live in from the maternity hospital. However, after retiring, she had to leave that room. She now lives in a room allotted to her by a relative.

Her pension is 59,000 drams, of which 9,400 drams is provided as a single pensioner’s allowance.

She has been a beneficiary of the Hanganak NGO since 2015.

She is one of the active beneficiaries of the organization, participated in all organized events, both the office receptions and outgoing events.

To this day, she frequently visits Hanganak, chats and spends her time with the staff. She is very pleased with her nurse Elza Nersisyan, with whom she can share any touchy memories.

Svetlana has problems with vision; recently she began to complain of swelling of the legs.

She gets Concor core N30, Tempalgin N30 from the Hanganak clinic.

The food provided by the organization is enough for a whole month.

She heats her room with electricity, for which she pays with money for heating compensation provided by Hanganak and her savings.

She expresses her deep gratitude to the benefactors, to the whole staff of the clinic, who continue their charity in these difficult days.