Hand In Hand - Empowering Women
Since 2008 we have prioritized a social responsibility project in collaboration with the organization Hand in Hand that fights extreme poverty in the poorest parts of the world.
Hand in Hand created a new thinking among traditional organizations that is very inspiring, where they with the use of very small overhead work more efficiently helps those who are struggling for a better life. With the primary aim of eradicating child labor and instead of doing traditional donor assistance, they help by creating self-employment through business projects for women.
Photo by Richard Lewinsohn
Since we started working with Hand in Hand, we have contributed to the creation of around 500 companies that is all managed, owned and run by entrepreneurial women in the poorest parts of the world. According to Hand in Hand each company supports more than 5 people from poverty which would mean that we have been helping more than 2 500 people to support themselves to a better life.
Hand in Hand is active in Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, with fundraising and program support in Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Hand in Hand support the creation of more than 1,000 jobs a day, everyday. Globally, they have supported 2.67 million people to join and run Self-Help Groups, facilitated the start-up of 2.63 million enterprises, and been instrumental in the creation of more than four million jobs.
Photo by Lena Granefelt
We are proud to contribute to the empowerment of female entrepreneurs around the world and look forward to go visit some of the business we have helped established within a not too far future.
Read more about Hand in Hand HERE.