Almost half the population of the world – more than 3 billion people – lives on less than €2 per day, and about 25,000 children die each day because of poverty. Hand in Hand aims to eliminate poverty by creating jobs, while simultaneously tackling child labour. Health, education and environment are also important pillars of its work.
Major focus of Hand in Hand's activities is based around female entrepreneurship. Women are mobilized in so called Self Help Groups where they pool their savings, learn how to read and write and receive training in entrepreneurship and bookkeeping. After the training they are linked to microfinance for investing in new or existing family businesses.
The bulk of the Hand in Hands’ activities is based around female entrepreneurship. Groups of women pool their savings and then obtain microfinance for investing in new or existing family businesses. They also receive training in reading, writing and bookkeeping.