Ms Hoa’s Story

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2560″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”2557″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Huu Hoa Cooperative is based in Da Lat City, the city of flowers seated in Central Highland region of Vietnam.

Huu Hoa Cooperative shop and craft workshop was established in 2001, firstly inspired by the family traditional knitting household business and gradually it  became a cooperative.

The owner of the cooperative and shop is a disabled 50 years-old women, Ms Hoa. She discovered her passion of woollen hand knitting and began to earn her living in her 20s. She started with soft toys and sweaters supplied for local shops.

Ms Hoa realised she can help other local disadvantaged people to make their living and so she founded Huu Hoa Cooperative. She recruits disabled and less fortunate people, training them how to knit and sewing to make woollen and fabric products.

This workshop is truly a second home to many disadvantaged women and disabled people. They  find themselves able to support themselves and taking pride in their work.

Huu Hoa Cooperative specializes in producing decorative and gift items from woolen, acrylic yarn. They make hand-knitted stuffed animals, sweaters, scarfs, beanies, etc.

The cooperative actively support the local community. Every year, they donate gifts to the Vietnam Association for Study Encouragement, the less fortunate people and vulnerable groups in Lam Dong province. Additionally, they often hold regular trainings for women with disabilities and ethnic minorities in remote areas to support job creation.

Huu Hoa shop and workshop is at 2/7 Phan Chu Trinh, Da Lat City, Lam Dong province.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]