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.
HiH EA‘s mandate is to work within the Eastern Africa region and is currently working in Kenya and Rwanda and soon starting operations in Tanzania. The Organization strives to work with the marginalized communities in the area of economic and social empowerment through a participatory approach aimed at lifting themselves out of poverty and vulnerability.
The Hand in Hand enterprise and job creation approach is based on a philosophy of self-help, providing training, skills and support to enable poor people, particularly women and community in general , to build and sustain independent, market-based, economic activities.
This provides for a higher level of income for them and their families, which in turn contributes to greater food security, better education for their children, increased access to medicines and healthcare, improved housing and overall improved livelihoods.
The model is based on a tried and tested approach to job creation of four interlinked components
Group formation and savings mobilization
Business training and enterprise development
Financial management and access to credit
Value addition and market linkage
Read more on the model that Hand in Hand Eastern Africa uses to implement its projects.
The organization’s operations are guided by the following core values
Respect for all