India is home to more undernourished and impoverished children than anywhere in the world and Africa faces immense challenges too. This is particularly true of Kenya where half of Kenyans live below the poverty line. Malnutrition, particularly among children, is rife, with dire consequences for health. A secondary school education costs 12 to 20 times as much as the monthly income of parents in rural areas, leaving secondary school out of reach for the poorest families.
Our goal is to help change this and create a whole class of family entrepreneurs who can afford to pay for their children’s health and education. Hand in Hand helps turn their skills and potential into jobs so they can find a way up and out of poverty.
Kewalram Chanrai Grouphas chosen Hand in Hand as a partner NGO because they already have expert teams and well-established processes for entrepreneurial training and credit in place in East Africa and India, both regions that matter to us.