Our Mandate…

is to reduce poverty through enterprise development and job creation.

The HiH Eastern Africa Business Model

The HiH enterprise development model is premised on the need to create sustainable income generating activities, through addressing four major challenges facing many small-scale farmers/entrepreneurs. The Hand in Hand approach sees job creation as a highly effective development tool, where micro-entrepreneurs are key drivers for economic growth and poverty reduction. The model supports job creation along the following steps:-



The ultimate objective of the HiH Eastern Africa Enterprise Development for Rural Families programme is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and economic gender disparity in Kenya. This will be achieved by a combination of measures, that taken together break down barriers and unlock the entrepreneurial potential of programme participants, giving them tools that enable them to access growing markets and thereby increase their incomes.

HiH Eastern Africa has mainstreamed the Government’s focus on the Job creation and strives to participate in the Government’s Agenda of job creation. This is achieved through Social mobilization and enterprise training to the communities to help them unleash their entrepreneurial talents and potential. This will help improve incomes and food sufficiency and subsequently alleviate poverty.

We take a unique approach in alleviating poverty in Eastern Africa. We use key strategies that ensure that we form solid synergies with our partners and members; Outreach Programs, Partnerships, Collaborations and Networking.

Target groups



We serve male and female between the ages of 18 to 35 years who are involved in agriculture, enterprise and art as their economic activities. HiH EA supports youth to help them create enterprises for self employment. We impact entrepreneurship skills, build entrepreneurial motivation and spirit, create enterprises and jobs.


This are women in business enterprises and in small scale farming activities in both crop and livestock farming who lack capacity to upscale their farming activities. We impact entrepreneurship skills, build entrepreneurial motivation and spirit, create enterprises and jobs.


HiH EA works with a small percentage of men in business and agriculture both in crop and livestock farming.

Other groups

 Self-Help groups

Farmers groups

Welfare groups
Support groups
Traders Groups
Religious based org
Community based org