Karin Tak village is situated five kilometers to the South-East from Shushi town. It was founded in the 18th century. The village has suffered greatly during the Artsakh Liberation War with more than fifty people losing their lives. The population of the community is 640 with overall 151 households. There are 170 children up to 16 years old out of which 107 are schoolchildren. The birth rate is 17 per annum with a slight growth tendency.
Cattle breeding and farming are the main sources of income for the villagers. There is a public school, a kindergarten, a culture center, community administration office and a health care point in Karin Tak. The village has access to natural gas and electricity. However, it lacks a functional water supply system.
The old water supply system is in poor condition. The villagers carry water to their houses from two water outlets that are located in the village due to lack of internal network. This is a day-to-day struggle especially for the elderly residents of the village and those who live at a distance from the water outlets. Drinking water is brought to Karin Tak from two sources located near the village. One of them is located 1.1 km from the village. The water main that connects this source to the village spring is made of metal pipes with a diameter varying from 50 to 89 mm. The second water source is located 6 km from the village. This water main is also made of metal pipes with a diameter varying from 40 to 76 mm. The pipes are not buried in the ground and therefore the water freezes in the pipes during winter and cold weather. The water from both water mains flows into a daily regulation reservoir which has a capacity of 50 m³ and is located in the village. The daily regulation reservoir was at one point used for irrigation purposes. Today it is fully dilapidated. Reconstruction of the daily regulation reservoir is not considered reasonable due to high costs and the amount of work and resources needed.
Within the proposed project a new five-kilometer-long water main has been constructed to bring water to 40 households which had no previous access to drinking water. Moreover, a water intake, purification, and sanitation stations has been constructed. Additionally, to improve the quality of water supply system a new daily regulation reservoir with a capacity of 200 m³ and a five-kilometer-long internal network has also been constructed.
Donors: Hayastan All Armenian Fund - Uruguay , Greece , Argentina , Cyprus , Brazi , ARS