Help Hand in Hand fight poverty with jobs

Look at poverty differently and you’ll see grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and ideas. We help turn their skills and potential into jobs. They help find a way out of poverty – but they can’t do it without your help. Read on to see how you can make an impact, or donate now.

By the numbers

2.87 million businesses run

Our entrepreneurs farm crops, manufacture goods, run shops and so much more

4.49 million jobs created

Our Self-Help Group members save together, train together and go into business together

15.84 million lives improved

Every business we help create benefits an average of five family members – young, old and everywhere in between

Based on Guardian datablog charity donations list (minus FACE ratios for The Gavi Fund Affiliate and International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company)

$0.90 of every $1 you donate goes to programmes

90 cents of every dollar we raise is spent on programmes. On average, the UK’s 10 biggest development NGOs spend $0.80

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Members Trained
Business Supported
Jobs Created
Lives Changed

How you can support grassroots entrepreneurs

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Private donors

Joe Dyson Philanthropy Manager

Joe’s career in charity began at Barnardo’s, where he worked with philanthropists to support the UK’s most vulnerable children. He joined Hand in Hand after developing a keen interest in international development.
Tel: +44 (0)7415 339214

Institutions & foundations

Amalia Johnsson Head of Programmes

Amalia heads up our programme development team. Before joining Hand in Hand she was Programme Manager at Plan International UK, spent several years at the OECD and worked in finance.
Tel: +44 (0)7508 075 601
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Donate or lend now and you’ll be helping grassroots entrepreneurs from some of the world’s poorest regions works their way out of poverty. Best of all, you’ll be doing it sustainably – without fuelling the cycle of dependency.

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"Village donations build a confidence that goes both ways: the villagers know that my support will last for two years – and personally, I hope to stay in touch for as long as I live. As the donor, I know that the programme will really make people in the village self-sufficient. When they learn to manage money and run a business, they can help themselves, even when my financial support ends." Ulla Zachrisson | Hand in Hand supporter
"My decision to support Hand in Hand was inspired by its unremitting focus on creating businesses and jobs and the multiplier effect this has on the aspirations, the wellbeing, the future of families and of entire communities." Martin Wiwen-Nilsson | Hand in Hand supporter