Homeland Development Initiative Foundation
Homeland Development Initiative Foundation ("HDIF") aims to initiate, facilitate, and nurture sustainable development initiatives in Armenian communities. One of its main projects is a grass root, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of jobs for women in the regions of Armenia, using traditional techniques and materials. It is headed by Sir Timothy Straight, the honorary consul of Norway and Finland in Armenia. Talin Dolls is just a small part of the bigger picture of helping women in Armenia find meaningful work.
Women, children and disabled Armenians in over 10 villages and towns across the country are contributing to the growth of HDIF, creating a number of different types of products. There are hand-knit teddy bears, following the unique pattern of a German nun who once lived in Berd. There are sewn kitchen items, designed to follow the traditional Armenian costumes of various regions of Western Armenia. There are tiny crocheted animals, sewn iPad cases, knitted sweaters, beautiful embroidery, and more!
Click on the links below to learn more about HDIF in Armenia.
Other HDIF Projects:
The following are direct links to some of the other HDIF Projects
Vayats Dzor Embroidery:
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