About Us

Hand in Hand has created or grown more than 3 million jobs – 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.

  • 5.3 million

    Jobs created and grown

  • 90%

    Women members

  • 19.31 million

    Lives improved

  • $0.90/$1

    Spent on programmes

In this section

  • Our goals

    Financially strong families. Women with the money – and power – to make decisions for themselves and their loved ones. In their millions.

  • Our global network

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

  • 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 and counting.

  • Percy Barnevik

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

  • Meet the team

    Meet our London-based team.

  • Trustees

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

  • Work with us

    Join our team in London. 

  • Contact us

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

Enquiries & volunteering

Elisabeth Marriott Charity administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 5091


Ann Dickinson Head of Media
Tel: +44 (0)7909 597 892
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