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    Network-wide, Hand in Hand has more than 30 corporate donors – a number that grows every year. Supporters include Johnson & Johnson, UBS and Safaricom (Vodafone Group)

    By the numbers

    Infographic: 1.66 million jobs created - Our Self-Help Group members save together, train together and go into business together

    2.95 million jobs created

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

    Infographic: 8.31 million lives improved - Every job we help create benefits an average five family members – young, old and everywhere in between

    11 million lives improved

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

    Infographic: 99% of March 2014 target - We're on track to achieve our goal of 2.75 million jobs by March 2016

    79% of overall target

    We’re 79% of the way to achieving our goal of 3.7 million jobs by 2021 (from Strategic Plan)

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

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

    90% program spending

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

    Testimonials

    “We believe children have better futures when their families earn sustainable incomes, which is why we are supporting Hand in Hand with a US $3.6 million grant, Our partnership with Hand in Hand will help thousands of women and young people in Kenya create jobs and small businesses that can stand up to climate change. We are really excited to launch this partnership and begin our work together!” Jonathan Spampinato | Head of Communications | IKEA Foundation
    "The UBS Optimus Foundation works to ensure children are safe, healthy and educated. By working with Hand in Hand to empower mothers in rural India with essential skills such as early childhood development, financial education and basic literacy, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Empower mothers and their children will follow." Maya Ziswiler | Program Director Education & Child Protection | UBS Optimus Foundation
    "Cevian Capital is proud to support Hand in Hand. As one of their Village Program sponsors, we are helping to transform life in Mai Mahiu, Kenya, by backing the creation of 300 micro-enterprises. We look forward to watching Mai Mahiu flourish, and encourage others to sponsor villages of their own." Lars Förberg | Managing Partner and Co-founder | Cevian Capital
    "Philanthropy has always been at the core of our ethos. We have been mindful that the benefits of the success we have enjoyed should be shared with the local communities where our businesses operate and flourish. Our philanthropic efforts are aimed at helping to empower the less fortunate. Partnering with Hand in Hand helps us to further this goal because their initiatives are well thought out, targeted, measurable and evaluated to ensure the highest return." Narain G Chanrai | CEO | Kewalram Chanrai Group
    Alquity’s Transforming Lives Programme promotes enterprise and employability in developing economies. By providing the micro-credit and business training, Hand in Hand is helping entrepreneurs to lift themselves out of poverty, directly in alignment with Alquity’s objectives. Hand in Hand’s focus on business training and the creation of sustainable jobs is a particularly effective and commendable approach to development. Katharine Miller | CSR Programme Manager | Alquity
    Instant Impact is the UK’s leading intern and graduate recruitment agency. Fitting, then, that we’ve partnered with Hand in Hand International, the country’s leading job creation NGO. For the next year, we’ll pay for the creation of one job abroad every time we fill a vacancy here at home, donating a minimum of £10,000. For hundreds of Hand in Hand members, the partnership will mean the difference between subsistence and success. For Instant Impact staff, it will mean the chance to transform a family’s fortunes – the best incentive possible. Rob Blythe | Co-Founder and Director | Instant Impact
    Beatrice Wanjiku shows her savings book to her Self-Help Group treasurer (far left) | Yogurt Maker | Nairobi outskirts

    Give a loan, not a grant

    Earn 2 percent annual fixed interest while helping thousands of grassroots entrepreneurs work their way out of poverty.

    Every US $100,000 loaned creates 11,500 jobs and improves 57,000 lives in Kenya

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    Private & corporate donors

    Martha Huntley Major Donor and Corporate Fundraising Officer

    Martha has been fundraising since January 2013, primarily with major donors, corporates and trusts. Before joining Hand in Hand she worked for international environmental NGO The Climate Group.

    mhuntley@hihinternational.org
    Tel: +44 20 7514 5094
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    Institutions & foundations

    Agnes Svensson Head of Programs

    Agnes is part of our program development and fundraising team. Before joining Hand in Hand she worked at the United Nations Development Program in New York and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    asvensson@hihinternational.org
    Tel: +46 7373 44133
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