Handcrafted high-quality gift items from the regions of Armenia made using traditional skills such as crochet, knitting, sewing, candles and embroidery among others. Most of our producer partners are women in vulnerable situations. Thanks to HDIF’s initiative, vibrant handicraft enterprises have emerged throughout Armenia and our artisans, who are mostly women, are employed in rewarding jobs.
We empower local artisans by providing fairly paid, good quality, local employment for women (and some men) in Armenia's rural regions. The money they earn from HDIF allows them to supplement their household incomes to support their families, send their kids to school, and live a more stable life.
HDIF products are known and recognized around the world. Each product is a one-of-a-kind creation, made with loving care. The beautiful handicrafts are distinct because of their professional quality and careful attention to detail. Imbued into each piece is the story of Armenia and its ancient heritage.
Our goal is to stimulate economic development in rural areas to create sustainable communities. We offer training workshops that teach business skills, financial management, marketing, and community-based tourism. We partner with other organizations to fulfill our mission.