Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
Hand in Hand Eastern Africa was set up in Nairobi in 2010. Its first job and business creation program in Kenya was developed in partnership with Sida and FMO, who together invested a total $1.1m. Please visit HiH Eastern Africa's website for an in-depth description of the team's results, programs and leadership.
Pauline Ngari, CEO HiH Eastern Africa, was invited to attend the 10th Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministerial Meeting Partners' Forum. Read her presentation on Hand in Hand's business creation model for rural entrepreneurs.
Results snapshot: April 2013 – September 2013
Generating businesses and jobs
Business and jobs generated by HiH Eastern Africa in Kenya grew by over 35% in the past six months. This exceeds the growth in the country's entire formal private sector.
Encouraging saving and training for business success
By 2015, Hand in Hand Eastern Africa plans to contribute to the creation of 75,700 micro-businesses in Kenya, which will generate 98,400 jobs as the business owners employ themselves and others in their families and communities. Hand in Hand Eastern Africa will also spear-head a business and job creation program in Rwanda in partnership with development NGO CARE. Read more in the team’s strategic plan.