Written by Timothy Straight
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Still Bringing Hope and Health to the Border

More and more schools, churches and other organisations are discovering that buying fab hand made in Armenia products is a great way to earn money for their own cause as well as support the many women that HDIF supports in the regions of Armenia. By clicking on the SHOPIFY button at the top of the page, you enter the HDIF shopping centre! Note that the prices listed on the site are retail prices. If you want to buy in quantity for re-sale at your church, school or other organisation, we can offer you wholesale prices. Just ask us! Here’s an example of a great product with a meaningful story. Armine lives in Berkaber, a village right on the front line in Tavush. She was asked to make a keychain that symbolises here village, so she came up with this beehive. If you have any questions about this product, this producer partner, or any other aspect of our activities, please write…

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Written by Timothy Straight
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
HDIF is moving to Impact Hub Yerevan!

Today HDIF is packing up its office at the Cascade in Yerevan, and tomorrow will be moving into the Impact Hub Yerevan! We are so excited to be moving into THE place to be in Yerevan if you are a mover and shaker, an entrepreneur, working for a bright Armenian future! Check out our new home at Impact Hub Yerevan or on Facebook at Impact Hub Yerevan on FB Our telephone number will remain +374-77-473335, and our email info@hdif.org. Thanks and you are most welcome to visit us in our new home!  

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Written by Timothy Straight
Thursday, 07 January 2016
Bees in our Bonnet!

HDIF would like to give an huge shout out to our friends in One Armenia who just completed their ‘Santas Wanted’ campaign with success beyond all expectations thanks to lots of wonderful people around the globe. When we planned the campaign last year, we estimated that we would need perhaps 40 of these cute little crocheted bees that are to be packaged with jars of honey from Sahman NGO. Well, in the end, the ladies of the Berd Women’s Resource Center Foundation made over 80 of them! A big thanks goes out to all of those involved in the very successful campaign. Let’s keep up this fruitful cooperation for the benefit of hardworking groups around Armenia! One Armenia website Sahman NGO on Facebook

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Written by Timothy Straight
Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Exciting Things Coming Up in 2016!

As 2015 fades, HDIF is very busy planning new and exciting products for 2016. Just today we received a shipment of new product parts from China. Among them, a small tape measure that we are going to make into fun toys for kids- ladybirds, turtles, bees, and maybe many others! Stay tuned for many more exciting creations in 2016!

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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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