At Yepremyan Law Firm, we work with people who have been injured due to the negligence of others and we do our best to get them get back on their feet. Unfortunately, there are millions of people, including children, who are on their own and have no one to help them.
Giving back is one of our firm’s core values—in fact, it’s part of our definition of success. We believe it is our responsibility as a company to help those in need, and we are proud to support World Vision, Unstoppable Foundation, Wells of Hope, Journey, Hye Manouk, various rescue missions and orphanages around the world in providing financial support, sponsorships, and holistic humanitarian relief for people in the most vulnerable situations.
Our firm consists of attorneys and legal professionals from all over the world. Every year, we honor one of our employees by sponsoring a child from their country of origin. It is our way of showing gratitude to their culture for producing such talented individuals.
Over the years, child sponsorship has allowed us to help children in need by providing proper nutrition, housing, and education—everything they need to become successful young adults.
We are extremely proud to be making a difference in these children’s lives and we check in with them regularly to see how they are progressing. When they write us letters, we hang them in our team break room to remind us not to take life for granted, and it challenges us to be successful in our business so that we can do even more to improve the lives of children around the world.
Our founder, Vahan Yepremyan, has personally traveled to many countries around the world, such as Cambodia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Russia, Armenia and Africa, addressing issues such as child sex trafficking, child labor, clean water, nutrition and education issues, as well as helping finance and build homes and schools for the families in need.
Here are a few of the children we sponsor at Yepremyan Law:
Meet Jostin Alejandro. He is a 9-year-old boy from Columbia, growing up in one of the poorest communities in his country. Jostin is growing up in one of the poorest communities in Columbia. Rice, beans and banana are typical of the local diet. Homes here are made of wood, cement and scrap material. The soil is volcanic and the temperatures are mild. Jostin lives with his parents and his sister. His father is a driver and his mother is a teacher. Even with Jostin’s parents working hard to provide for Jostin and his sister, they are still struggling to make ends meet.
Decades of internal violence and conflict in Colombia officially ended in 2016 with a ceasefire deal between the government and guerrilla forces. In 2017, the U.N. established a mission to help former rebel combatants reintegrate into political, social, and economic life. The government’s “Voices of Peace and Reconciliation” initiative is helping political groups work together alongside the militants so Columbia’s people can start to build long-sought stability. Unfortunately, domestic violence is still a widespread issue. – World Vision
Our support of Jostin means that his family will be able to provide food, shelter, and an education until they become self-sufficient, so they can provide a sustainable future for Jostin.
Samuel Mihai, born in Transylvania, Romania on August 2nd, is a 10-year-old boy who lives with his family of 5 which consists of his father, mother, brother, and sister. Samuel is growing up in a rural area where the terrain is sandy and rocky. His home, along with many other in his community, is made up of brick and mud. His parents are working hard as factory workers to provide for their children, but unfortunately despite their efforts, it is still not enough.
Lucky for Samuel, he’s got a family that will do anything to provide for him and his siblings. When he’s not in school, Samuel loves to play with all his toys. As you would suspect, being the eldest of the siblings, he’s the one who dictates how long each of them get to play with their toys!
Our support will allow World Vision to be able to send Samuel and his siblings new toys to play with as well as food, clothing, and anything their family needs to raise a family.
Antonela is a beautiful 6 year old girl from Tirana, Albania. Her favorite thing to do is play hide and seek with her friends from school. Antonela lives with her mother, who is a teacher, and her brother. Although Antonela’s mother is working hard to provide for Antonela and her brother, she is struggling to provide her children with the proper resources due to low wages and a struggling economy.
Antonela is growing up in an area of Albania that is flat, with no lakes or rivers. The community is on the outskirts of a city, and many residents are poor and unemployed. Their single floor homes are constructed of stones and sometimes logs or sticks, with mud for mortar. Bread and dairy products are also staple foods. Summers are hot and dry but the winters are mild and wet. The quality of education is poor, largely due to crowded classrooms, unqualified teachers, lack of equipment, and poor infrastructure.
Our support of Antonela means she will be able to receive a formal education despite the current state of the situation. Her family will be able to receive financial assistance to help cover some expenses due to lost wages.
Moises was born in Rio Verde, Ecuador on May 10th, 2008 and lives with his parents and one sister. His father is a fisherman whose main goal is to be able to feed his family but unfortunately, times are hard and additional support is needed. A typical home in Rio Verde is constructed of cement blocks with a zinc roof. Families survive mostly on homegrown potatoes, corn, oats, rice and beans.
Many people in Moses’ city earn money by selling crops at a local market, yet most parents still struggle to adequately provide for their families. As parents are overwhelmed by financial challenges, many children and teenagers are being neglected. Malnutrition is one of the main health issues in Rio Verde, a result of parents being unaware of age-appropriate nutrition and feeding practices.
Moises loves to play any sport that involves a ball. Unfortunately in Rio Verde, there are few safe places to engage in sports or arts, and many resort to drinking and gambling for entertainment by their early teens.
Our support means that Moises can continue playing sports and not have to worry about where is next meal will come from. World Vision will make sure Moises does not suffer from the widespread malnutrition in his area.
Manana was born in Armenia on December 12, 2007. She is an only child who lives with her mother and father. Manana’s living conditions are extremely poor due to the 1988 earthquake that destroyed the city of Gyumri. Housing is still very impaired and decaying. Apartments have bad sanitation and no heat when it is needed. The usual diet consists of potatoes, bread, noodles, beans, oil and greens. Meat and fruit are scarce.
Although Manana’s situation is dire, she loves to draw and tell stories to pass her time. Due to Armenia’s corrupt government, it is difficult for the youth to advance in an area where negative cultural biases against women contribute to high levels of gender violence, especially toward young girls. Manana writes to us every year telling us about all the new things she has learned in school. She also loves to send us her artwork and we hang it proudly in our office break room.
Our support means that Manana will be able to express her creativity freely as we support her family financially. She will be provided food, clothing, and art supplies to encourage her creative mind.