Trainee tailors | Trained by Hand in Hand India | Kanchipuram, India


Private donors account for nearly a third of our funding. In return for their generous support, we provide periodic reports discussing progress and problems. We also organise trips to the field so donors can see first-hand how their support is transforming lives

By the numbers

3.43 million businesses run

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

 5.57 million jobs created

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

 19.7 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 we raise is spent on programmes

On average, the UK’s 10 biggest development NGOs spent $0.80

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Our Village Uplift Programme attacks poverty on a community-wide scale, bringing Hand in Hand’s job creation model to hundreds of grassroots entrepreneurs at once

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"Your work is amazing and incredibly impactful. I wish all our partners were as stellar as Hand in Hand India."
Matt Damon | Co-founder |
“Hand in Hand transforms individual's lives, children's futures and local communities at large. A truly outstanding organization. Now this exciting journey starts in Tanzania.”
Ane M.M. Uggla
"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

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Joe Dyson Head of Philanthropy

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.
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