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
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
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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Written by Timothy Straight
Tuesday, 08 December 2015
Help Me Stay in My Home

At the end of January or so, Berd Women’s Resource Center Foundation and HDIF will be launching a new project to help women living in the bordering regions of Tavoush. This is a sneak peak, not even the whole story!  Stay tuned to see how this project develops, and find out how you can help! Contact info@hdif.org or bwrcfound@gmail.com for more info. Get involved!     Have a look at www.bordermade.hdif.org, too!

 
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Written by Timothy Straight
Friday, 04 December 2015
Berd Santa Bear Selfie

With Mt. Ararat showing itself in all its glory today, our little Berd Bear Santa key tag grabbed the opportunity to get a selfie from the HDIF balcony at the Cascade in Yerevan. These are great stocking stuffers. 077-473335 in Yerevan or info@hdif.org.

 
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