Hand in Hand Afghanistan
Hand in Hand Afghanistan was established in 2007 in direct response to a personal appeal by President Hamid Karzai to our co-founder Percy Barnevik. Today, Hand in Hand Afghanistan operates in seven provinces with its stronghold in the northern province of Balkh.
Abdul Rahim Nasry, the CEO of HiH Afghanistan, was recently asked to speak at the Cambridge International Development Conference. Read his presentation on why job creation matters in post-conflict Afghanistan.
Results snapshot from Afghanistan: April 2013 – September 2013
Generating businesses and jobs
Encouraging saving and training for business success
Looking ahead: 2013 - 2016
Over the next three years - security allowing - the team aims to mobilize and equip up an additional 19,000 poor Afghans with basic business skills and access to resources to start a business, and to expand into another three provinces. Read more in Hand in Hand Afghanistan's strategic plan.
As 2014 approaches, the upcoming presidential election and withdrawal of international troops are threatening Afghanistan’s fragile economic progress. We believe that creating sustainable business opportunities for poor rural Afghans is more urgent than ever. Our in-depth analysis identified three provinces for possible expansion. Bordering our most developed operation in the province of Balkh, the three provinces offer relative security, support from local communities and authorities and lack similar development programs. We are seeking funds for this expansion. To discuss our work in Afghanistan please contact Josefine Lindänge.