Her library in the Armenian village of Tandzatap may be small, but veteran school teacher, Angela Grigoryan, says it is a big part of her life.
So, when the community center which houses the library began to decay a few years back, Grigoryan and other concerned villagers decided to renew it with the help of a social investment fund.
“The building had problems and water was leaking into it and destroying the books, but through renovations we saved the library,” said Grigoryan.
Now, Tandzatap residents not only have a renovated library, but a new reception hall, meeting room, game room, and medical clinic as well. They paid ten percent of final building costs, and have been put in charge of maintaining the community center ever since.