Written by Timothy Straight
Monday, 28 December 2015
One Oven Glove at a Time….

There is nothing quite like getting positive feedback on the work that you do. Tsoghig warmed our hearts with this comment about Vardenis Sewing’s Ararat oven glove that she got as a Christmas gift. We are loving you, Tsoghig jan! ”Beautiful beyond words and extremely useful! I LOVE my oven glove, not just for the amazing and beautiful design and handiwork but also because I was able to pull out my cookie sheets with easy! This is a lovely addition to any kitchen around the world and the best part of all, purchasing this glove helps the women of the Vardenis. This is such a dignified way to do a little tiny thing to help the women of this village.” And this is how HDIF wants to change things for the better in Armenia- one woman in a village at a time, one oven glove at a time. Contact us at info@hdif.org or +374-77-473335 in Armenia. Thanks!  

 
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Written by Timothy Straight
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Manush in Goghovit is busy!!

Only a couple of days before Christmas, and Manush up in Goghovit is knitting up a storm! One Armenia approached HDIF a few months ago and asked if we could produce a series of knitted hats and scarves with Ughtasar rock paintings on them for use in their Santas Wanted! campaign. Of course we can!   Not knowing how many of these sets of great hand made products would be sold, we started carefully with 5 pairs of socks and 5 hats. Then the campaign took off, and we had to order 5 more, then 10 more, then 20 more! So far, we are at about 40 sets of Manush’s hats and socks which will go to kids in Armenian villages.   Manush is knitting like crazy up in Goghovit! Make your contribution to Manush’s success by going to: Santas Wanted!

 
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Written by Timothy Straight
Friday, 18 December 2015
Year of the Monkey, Planet of the Apes!

A whole army of monkey whistles have arrived at the HDIF office from their place of origin…Sisian Ceramics down in Syunik province! These musical cuties are available at The Green Bean in Amiryan Street as well as at the HDIF office at the Cascade. 077-473335 or info@hdif.org. Thanks!

 
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Written by Timothy Straight
Monday, 14 December 2015
Christmas Bajakner!

These great hand made ceramic Christmas mugs are from our partner Sisian Ceramics in Syunik province. Just these few are left in stock here at the HDIF office at the Cascade in Yerevan, so be sure to grab them at 077-473335 or info@hdif.org.

 
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Written by Timothy Straight
Friday, 11 December 2015
Movses – Front Line Village With a Sense of Humor

The village of Movses in Berd region of Tavoush is quite close to the front line, and is fired upon quite often- recently, on a daily basis.  You may have know that. But did you also know that Movses is famous for a particularly dry sense of humor? That they are always laughing and joking, despite the sniper fire? Here’s an example of this famous Movses wit: The director of the company in Movses calls all his workers in to a meeting and tells them: ‘Tomorrow, journalists will be coming from Yerevan and will interview each of you.’ ‘What’s an interview?’ asks one of the villagers. The director scratches his head and says ‘I’m not sure, but make sure you take a bath and change your underwear!’ Movses humor at its best…and totally lost on a city person, perhaps! Movses will be one of the villages involved in the Berd Women’s Resource Center Foundation/HDIF project early next year called ‘Help…

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