IS THE WAR
HiH EA is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya with mandate to operate within the Eastern Africa Region and a member of the Hand in Hand Global Network. Her vision is to reduce poverty through enterprise development and job creation.
Look at poverty differently and you’ll see grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and ideas. We help turn their skills and potential into jobs. They help find a way up and out of poverty. But they can’t do it without your help. Read on to see how you can make an impact, or donate now.
“Thanks to HiH EA training I now have a business idea . I have bought 2 chicken from the group merry go round , I plan to increase my poultry , sell and buy a goat , rear the goat, save the proceeds to enable me buy a dairy cow which will enable me get milk for my children and sell to get income in order to feed and educate my children.”
“HiH taught me that a customer should pay a deposit (in cash or material) before I commence work, this will make them committed to collecting the products. This has helped me in reduction of theft of my products by customers who do not pay.”
“I don’t have to wait for my husband anymore if we need money for books or uniforms for my daughter, I can just pay for them myself. With my increased income, the family no longer finds it difficult to pay for both of my children’s school fees regularly.”
Edith is grandmother of 5 orphans living in Kijiji slum in Lunda Kiambu. She makes hand made baskets using sisal, plastic paper, bead baskets and purses from her slum house.
Prior to getting involved with Hand in Hand Eastern Africa, Benedetta Kalondu, a mother of two in her forties, was one of many women in her area just surviving on casual jobs.
By the time she joined the group she was employed as a casual albour earning KES 500 per day at the Pesbatrian University of East Africa Thogoto.
A semi-literate 68-year-old farmer living in a rural village in Kenya, from Machakos County, Martha Kimuyu is not your typical pioneering eco-entrepreneur