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The Talin Women's Resource Center Development Foundation (TWRC) was created by the enthusiasm and guidance of Sir Timothy Straight, the honorary consul of Norway and Finland in Armenia and the founder of Homeland Handicrafts, along with the help of local Armenian woman Gayane Khachatryan and Brian Bokhart, a United States Peace Corps volunteer. Straight's organization Homeland Handicrafts develops positive handicrafts projects for women around Armenia to create jobs and affect change. TWRC's work is two fold- both working to create jobs and help mainstream disabled children.

TWRC CREATES JOBS for women through the sale of exquisitely hand-crocheted dolls who wear the costumes of traditional Armenian regions- Moush, Zeytoun, Sebastia and others.

From the profit generated, TWRC will MAINSTREAM DISABLED CHILDREN in the Talin region by creating a disabled children's resource center to identify disabled children, their needs, provide information for parents, training to medical staff, physiotherapy and create a new community for families of special needs children.

Tim, Gayane and Brian care about Armenia and share the desire to provide Armenian children a healthy and positive lifestyle. They want to create jobs for women in Armenia.

And you can help.

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