About us

Hand in Hand has created or grown more than 5 million businesses – almost all of them women’s. We work with women because of the unique barriers they face, and because when those barriers are broken, whole families and communities win.

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Join our London team helping women to find their own route out of poverty.

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Our goals

Our vision is a total of 7M jobs created globally across the ​Hand in Hand network.

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Meet the team

Meet our London-based team, the Hand in Hand network’s global leaders & our advisors.

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Our trustees

Our board unites experts from finance, industry, law, climate and international development.

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Contact us 

Find out more about our programmes and how you can help.

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Percy Barnevik

“These women can move mountains.” Our founder, Percy Barnevik.

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Our global network

Hand in Hand has regional operations in Afghanistan, East Africa, India and Zimbabwe.  Offices in Sweden, the UK and the US provide fundraising and support.

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Our history

Hand in Hand launched more than 15 years ago in rural Tamil Nadu, India. Since then, we’ve grown to fight poverty in 14 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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Contact us

Head of Marketing and Communications

Jen Glyn Head of Marketing and Communications

Jen is responsible for our public profile in the media and at events. If you would like to interview someone or if you would like us to speak at an event then she would be delighted to hear from you.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 5091

Private donors

Charlie Strawa Fundraising Manager

Charlie has worked in the not-for-profit sector for nine years, building strategic relationships with individuals and organisations to meet their philanthropic objectives and drive societal change.

Tel: +44 (0)7964 344 476

Amalia Johnsson

Deputy CEO

Amalia has worked in international development for more than 12 years, specialising in financial inclusion and supporting rural livelihoods. Prior to joining Hand in Hand, she was Head of Financial Sector Development at Nathan Associates, overseeing the organisation’s portfolio of financial sector focused work.

Tel: 020 7514 5091
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