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These are some of the wonderful projects that were going on in Armenia with the help of Peace Corps volunteers while I was in the country. I’m making a special plea to you to help out with a purchase or donation, if you would like to support what Peace Corps is doing in Armenia. (For more details on some of these projects, see this blog entry.)

Sometimes volunteers write a grant for a specific project, requesting money from friends, family, and interested people back home. It’s very easy to donate online to these sorts of projects.

The following are projects that were especially interesting.

Vardenis Sewing

These are high quality, beautifully designed potholders, oven mitts, and baby blankets, created by a group of talented sewers in Vardenis, Armenia.

Pot Holder from Vardenis with a Pomegranate

Pot Holder from Vardenis with a Pomegranate

See Vardenis Sewing on Facebook for more.


Berd Bears

are cute hand-made knitted teddy bears made by a group of women in the town of Berd, Armenia.

Berd Bears--A Wedded Couple

Berd Bears–A Wedded Couple

To order these Bears, look for them on the Berd Bears website.


Traditional Crocheted Dolls from Talin

These are beautiful handcrafted dolls wearing traditional Armenian costumes, each representing a different geographical area.

Hand-Crocheted Dolls from Talin, Armenia

Hand-Crocheted Dolls from Talin, Armenia

To order these products, look for them on the Talin Dolls website.


Homeland Development Initiative Foundation

is where you can buy the bears, the potholders, and more.

Homeland Handicrafts Items for Sale

Homeland Handicrafts Items for Sale in Yerevan and online

See the HDIF website or HDIF Facebook page for more details and how to order.


Girls Leading Our World (GLOW)- fully funded

is a leadership program for young Armenian women, ages 13-16.

GLOW is a leadership program for young Armenian women, ages 13-16.

GLOW is a leadership program for young Armenian women, ages 13-16.

Two of my best friends in Armenia are helping coordinate this project this summer. The community contribution for this project is $13,296.92 (46% of total budget). Carrying this out will cost an additional $15,245.16. If you would like to contribute, click this link. It will take you to the Peace Corps Partnership Grant (PCPP) located on the Peace Corps website, where you can make a donation online. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer Coordinator: Maas L. of CT. Project Number: 305-079


Border to Border (B2B) – fully funded

is a walk across Armenia to increase awareness about children’s health and waste reduction.

Border to Border is a walk across Armenia to increase awareness about children's health and waste reduction.

Border to Border is a walk across Armenia to increase awareness about children’s health and waste reduction.

Money is needed for brochures & printing, journals for the kids, B2B posters, crayons/pencils, sports equipment (to be used as rewards for good journals), certificates, and training materials. Also, we will use this money for travel costs during our pre-site visits.

The community contribution for this project is $6,748.56 (51% of total budget). Carrying this out will cost an additional $6,471.09. If you would like to contribute, click this link. It will take you to the Peace Corps Partnership Grant (PCPP) located on the Peace Corps website, where you can make a donation online. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer Coordinator: Duffy J. of TN. Project Number: 305-083


Technical Education Resources Project – fully funded

is to acquire tools such as saws, hammers, and drills for an Armenian school’s technical skills class curriculum so students can have hands-on learning.

The community contribution for this project is $1377.14 (50% of total budget). Carrying this out will cost an additional $1334.99. If you would like to contribute, click this link. It will take you to the Peace Corps Partnership Grant (PCPP) located on the Peace Corps website, where you can make a donation online. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer Coordinator: Burrows R. of PA Project Number: 305-081


National Poetry and Recitation Contest – fully funded

gives students the chance to showcase their English skills in a creative way via the use of an English poem.

The community contribution for this project is $1452.32 (38% of total budget). Carrying this out will cost an additional $2350.52. If you would like to contribute, click this link. It will take you to the Peace Corps Partnership Grant (PCPP) located on the Peace Corps website, where you can make a donation online. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer Coordinator: Conrad S. of PA Project Number: 305-082

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