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Hand in Hand International’s Board of Trustees unites experts from the worlds of finance, venture capital, industry, law, climate change and international development – all working for a common cause. More than a third of our trustees are women, outpacing the UK government’s 2020 goal for FTSE 100 companies.

Meet our Trustees

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Keeping costs low

Hand in Hand International is committed to keeping our overheads low. In 2019-’20, 90 cents of every dollar we raised was spent on programmes – considerably more than the average of 80 cents per dollar spent by the biggest development NGOs.

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Funding our ambitions

Hand in Hand International raised US $__ million in 2019-’20: US $__ million through our office in London, and US $0.78 million through our partner organisation in Nairobi. As of 31 March, our portfolio of programmes had a combined value of US $16.45 million.

Roughly __ percent of funds raised came from foundations. _____ percent came from government institutions. _____ percent came from corporate donors. And __ percent came from individuals.

______ percent of funds raised were in currencies other than pounds sterling, in line with Hand in Hand International’s efforts to diversify our income currencies.

AR Evidence 2 – Kiboko

92 percent of members were still saving (86 percent regularly)

80 percent of enterprises were still operational – and expecting to grow (identical to the new business survival rate in the US)

87 percent of jobs still existed. Members had increased their incomes, on average, by more than 100 percent

The report also made a number of recommendations, including carrying out more research, improving data collection and analysis methods, and strengthening mechanisms for feedback from members. In the time since, we’ve _______.

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AR evidence 1 – 60 Decibels

Hand in Hand’s training is useful
95 percent of respondents said they were still using it in their business

Our training improves people’s lives
95 percent saw improvements in their quality of life. Bigger incomes were the main reason why

Hand in Hand goes where others don’t
92 percent of respondents said there was no alternative to Hand in Hand where they lived

They prefer Hand in Hand
Among respondents who had an alternative, 85 percent preferred our programmes

Asked for suggested improvements, respondents cited a range of issues. Increased financing was far and away the most common, at 34 percent. More frequent communication and more convenient access combined to for 29 percent. And expanded content rounded out their top concerns at 11 percent.

With controlled numbers of servicing hard-to-reach areas, frequency of communication and ease of access are structural issues that won’t be easily overcome. But teams in Kenya are already trialling expanded financial solutions including collateral-free loans and longer repayment periods. At the same time, expanded content in the shape of our accelerator project is set to launch in 2020-’21.

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Microbusiness sustainability

By teaching our members the skills they need to run their own micro-enterprises, Hand in Hand necessarily puts sustainability at the core of our work. What good is a livelihood if it doesn’t long outlast our training?

Earlier this year, we published a report after checking up on members from a project in Kenya nine months after their training had concluded. Were they still saving? Were their enterprises still going strong? Had Hand in Hand made good on our promise to help them sustainable businesses?

Here’s what we found.

92 percent of members were still saving (86 percent regularly)

80 percent of enterprises were still operational – and expecting to grow (identical to the new business survival rate in the US)

87 percent of jobs still existed
Members had increased their incomes, on average, by more than 100 percent

The report also made a number of recommendations, including carrying out more research, improving data collection and analysis methods, and strengthening mechanisms for feedback from members. In the time since, we’ve _______.