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  • 021-111-666-333
  • Plot# 158, Off M-9 (Karachi-Hyderabad) Motorway, Gadap Road, adjacent Baqai University, Deh Tore, Konkar Karachi Karachi All Pakistan 75340 Pakistan

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Education, Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Health, Health Care, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: Mission is "improving health, promoting education, alleviating poverty and developing social institution for community empowerment".

Results: Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) started its formal journey of intervention from a public sector hospital in Karachi as Health And Nutrition Project in 1979 lead by the then Head of Department of Pediatrics Civil Hospital Karachi, Professor A.G. Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz). In a long journey of 36 years based on pure dedication, sincerity, enthusiasm, endless efforts and hard work HANDS has evolved as one of the largest Non Profit Organization of the country and depicts an excellent model of community development. HANDS has access to more than 25 million population in more than 42,000 villages in 48 districts. HANDS have field/ organizational offices in 04 Provinces Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). HANDS is also certified by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) and is tax exempted by Income tax department Government of Pakistan. HANDS has also successfully completed the Institutional Management Certification Program (IMCP) of USAID for management standards. We are accredited with European Union and have central contractor registration with US Government (DUNS No.). HANDS also possess membership with Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP). HANDS have vast experience in project administration and financial management. HANDS have successfully managed 579 projects during last 22 years. The management of HANDS strongly feels that it is the core responsibility for all of us to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found without the distinction of color, class or creed (impartiality), to protect life and health and ensure respect for the human being. Concluding Remarks: HANDS values partnership and relation with “sovereignty of and equity” The values of HANDS are based on mutual trust, honesty, professionalism and transparency. HANDS development process “value” is based on an understanding of roles and responsibilities which includes accountability, ethnic impartiality and effective participation. We at HANDS believe that as a citizen of this country everyone should have access to basic rights and discharge their obligation with same fervor. HANDS as a strong development institution have become one of the important service providers in the country where the government is unable to fulfill its traditional role. HANDS is proud to possess a capable core team that could respond to any disaster in the hour of need for emergency relief. The relief services include all aspects like restoration of livelihood, housing, infrastructure, health and education etc. for the affected communities. HANDS is working on long term Programs of Health Promotion, Education & Literacy, Livelihood Enhancement, Social Mobilization, Disaster Management, Gender & Development, Human Resource & Institutional Development, Infrastructure Development Energy Water & Shelter, Information Communication Resource and Advocacy, Monitoring Evaluation & Research and Social Marketing.

Target demographics: on the issues of Health, Hygiene, Education, Food, Shelter, Safe Drinking Water, Livelihood, Flood, Disaster Rehabilitation, Disaster Resilience, Drought, Gender Equity, Gender Base Violence, Advocacy, social marketing, WASH, Infrastructure Development, Disabled

Direct beneficiaries per year: Millions of marginally deprived people are benefited every year

Geographic areas served: Pakistan (Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, KPK, Kashmir, FATA) Nepal (Earthquake 2015) and soon in Bangladesh

Programs: HANDS has developed as one of the largest Non Profit Organization of the country and exhibits an excellent integrated scientifically proven development model comprising of key programs of Social Mobilization, Gender & Development, Human & Institutional Development, Monitoring Evaluation & Research, Information Communication Resource and Advocacy, Health Promotion, Education & Literacy, Livelihood Enhancement, Infrastructure Development Energy Water & Shelter, Disaster Management and Social Marketing. These models can be easily replicated in the country as per requirement. HANDS have strategy to foster partnerships with the likeminded Public & Private organizations/ institutions and network for mutual benefits and causes.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 IrfanAhmed

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I must compliment HANDS, which has has evolved in the last 36 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organizations of Pakistan, with an integrated development model and disaster management expertise. It is amazing progress that HANDS now has a network of 31 offices across the country and has access to more than 21 million population more than 15,700 villages/settlement in 43 districts of Pakistan. My best wishes for the organization in making all out efforts to improving health, promoting education, alleviating poverty and developing social institutions for community empowerment.

ShakeelHands

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I belong to Christian family. My family comprises of three brother and one sister all married. My father is retired person. He works as a carpenter. My mother is house wife.
I am also married with three kids all boys and in kindergarten. My wife is house wife.

It is important to mention here that without the support of HANDS and Dr. Tanveer I could not reach to this position. Endless support and guidance of Dr. Tanveer helped me achieve this position. I was a middle pass boy who works a loader. It was Dr. Tanveer and GM Mumtaz who nurtured me, motivated me and helped me to study along with career progress. I belong to a poor family and without the support of Dr. Tanveer I could even imagine of studying further and learn photography. I want to share here that with in my salary i could not learn photography as it was way expensive. It was Dr. Tanveer Chief Executive HANDS who helped me and made me learn that is now a source of bread and butter for me. Presently I am working in a lot better position and I feel confidence in myself. I am thankful to HANDS for its work and support in all field like health, education, disaster management, shelter, WASH, livelihood, advocacy etc.

Khanchand

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

HANDS was founded by Prof A.G Billoo & growing day and night under the Leadership of CEO, Dr, Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed. Health and Nutrition Development Society, has evolved in 36 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of Pakistan. HANDS is also working at international level helping the deprived community. My experience of working with HANDS has been a great learning to me. This organization has fulfilled my passion to work and help with multiple communities with different cultures.
I would really like to appreciate HANDS helping to eradicate the poverty from the root level as well giving assistance to the poor people of the communities by providing them with Health, education, shelter, livelihood etc.

1 MirKeerio

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

HANDS is working for improving health, promoting education, alleviating poverty and developing social institutions for community empowerment to achieve the vision of Healthy, Educated, Prosperous and Equitable Society. I am proud to be a part of one of the largest Humanitarian Organization working for the development of marginalized and needy communities. HANDS involves the communities to sit together, form their community based organizations and identify their issues and solutions, development of plans at local level with participatory approach.

Noor N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having job in an organization like HANDS always feel me lucky and proud because of Its teamwork environment, This job not only fulfills my financial needs but always satisfies me from my soul that I am doing something good without any greed.
Every moment of my 15 year journey has taught me that humanity is more significant than everything. My organization also educated me how to behave with juniors. It made me realized that apart from any religion, Sect and language, just work for marginalized communities for their better future.

3 AmirNaseem

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

It’s my absolute pleasure to share working experience with HANDS. I am proud to be part of very committed and honest leadership and team since 2011.
HANDS Pakistan is undoubtedly one of the top NGO in the Pakistan, employing their extensive funds for the welfare of deserving communities clutch the moto of benefitting people without any discrimination. HANDS facilitation and emergency responses remains available 24×7 without any distinction of color, caste, creed and religion throughout the country.
HANDS holds great aspiration, passion and enthusiasm for great contribution for the community prosperity in improving health, promoting education and alleviating poverty. I always wish HANDS for future successes.

Badruddin

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HANDS always working with zest and fervor has played an important role in all sectors including betterment of education, health, Gender and Development, developing MISALI Model Town and slashing down poverty etc. HANDS started its work from one room and now has speeded its contribution in all over Pakistan as well as in other countries too. Allah may bless Prof. Abdul Ghaffar Billo (Chairman HANDS) and Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed (Chief Executive HANDS) for their endeavors and striving hard and the HANDS staff working under the leadership Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed.

BilalAhmed

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am proud to write that HANDS is really working day and night for the welfare of the deprived community through its integrated approaches. HANDS has benefited thousands and thousand of beneficiaries across Pakistan. HANDS disaster management approach is most modern and effective.
HANDS is making its communities safer by providing them skills and expertise to be disaster resilient.
HANDS is helping communities through its various programs like health, education, infrastructure development, energy solution, livelihood etc.

sikandarrahu

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

HANDS is a non profit Organization working for the betterment of society since 1979 HANDS is working in Disaster affected areas to make communities resilient, HANDS has developed many Community Based Organization in all over the Pakistan to empower the communities by their capacity building skills it is the basic principle of HANDS to make local partners at community level.
I am impressed to see HANDS working for the most deserving people of the society by providing them integrated packages like Shelter, Health, Education, Livelihood, Community Physical Infrastructure, Energy Solutions.

fakherunisa

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) is a nonprofit and non-government organization which is working for the development and benefit for the highly demoted and under-served population of Pakistan. HANDS is working day and night with pure feelings and core of the heart to Change the attitude & behavior of mothers and community, to develop the self-personality of Traditional birth Attendent TBAs through, Communication, Gender, Power Ideal Dai, Behavior. To reduce the Mortality & Morbidity of Mothers and Neonate children. To provide and train TBAs on safe delivery Practices skills. To give the health information to mothers. To cover three delays on village base through TBAs

1 IrfanAhmed

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I must compliment HANDS, which has has evolved in the last 36 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organizations of Pakistan, with an integrated development model and disaster management expertise. It is amazing progress that HANDS now has a network of 31 offices across the country and has access to more than 21 million population more than 15,700 villages/settlement in 43 districts of Pakistan.
My best wishes for the organization in making all out efforts to improving health, promoting education, alleviating poverty and developing social institutions for community empowerment.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Recently I had the opportunity of attending a project completion ceremony of a model village of HANDS. I was surprised and highly impressed to see that a 'garbage collectors' village of about 1000 persons having no basic amenities, has now been converted into a model village with the efforts of the local community, guided by HANDS and Shell Peritoneum, being funded by PPAF. Its a great achievement. Details can be seen on www.hands.org.pk

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its very unusual in the development when an NGO works to empower the community and bring ownership in community and its only HANDS which has empowerment and ownership by involving the communities and gave them oportunities to idenitify their own challeges and solution. It is what true spirit of Development sector

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Since last 5 Years as for as Heavy Flood is concern in Pakistan in 2010, HANDS doing relief activities remarkably with sincerity and commitment under the very famous leadership of AG Billoo (Sitare Imtiaz) as well as Dr Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed. Now a days they are doing relief activities in Nepal earth quake under the platform of HANDS International.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HANDS has been working since 1979 helping the poor & deprived community. HANDS has always been first to reach the disaster situation whether its flood, drought, earthquake etc. I appreciate and wish HANDS to continue helping the deprived. HANDS is doing great work in Nepal.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April 2015, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu. Government reports confirm that 30 out of 75 districts in the country have been affected in the Western and Central Regions, including Kathmandu Valley districts. The worst affected districts include Sindulpalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Dhading, Kaski, Gorkha, Lamjung, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Makawanpur, Manang, Chitawan and Nawalparsi. Most of these districts are located in Central region and Western region.

HANDS has a vast experience to deal with Emergencies during the recent disasters in the country like, Punjab Flood Emergency Response September 2014, Drought in Tharparkar in March 2014, IDPs of North Waziristan Agency 2014 etc.

Now HANDS team with support and facilitation of local partner organization ECCA conducted a quick situation analysis in Nepal. The process includes the information sharing by the ECCA team, field visits observation, information from the local government authorities and the local resident communities. The areas so far covered are Khokana and Bangumati, which are peri-urban slums of Patan city in Lalitpur district. These are thickly populated areas, comprised of mostly old buildings and houses. The rural area observed was Dalchoki, which is a Village Development Committee (VCD) of district Lalitpur

6 Huma S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

HANDS was founded by Prof.A.G.Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979.HANDS has evolved in 34 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of the country with integrated development model and disaster management expertise.

5 Umer F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

HANDS was founded by Prof. A. G. Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979. HANDS has evolved in 33 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of the country with integrated development model. HANDS has a network of 29 offices across the country and has access to more than 25 million population of nearly 42000 villages / settlements in 29 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 15 volunteers Board Members, 12 Districts Patrons, >1400 full time staff and more than 01 Million community based volunteers of 3531 medium and small size organizations. HANDS is certified by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) and tax exempted by Income tax department of government of Pakistan. HANDS has qualified the Institutional Management Certification Program (IMCP) of USAID for management standards. HANDS is accredited with European Union. HANDS also possess membership with Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP).

6 Qamar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) is social, non profit and non government organization which is work on to address highly marginalized and under-served population of Pakistan with especially focus on health, education and other social- sustainable development models.

4 laljaan

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

HANDS serving poorest of the poor of the country and providing shelters to the needy as well as capacity building of community. Playing a great role for the upliftment of marginalized community

5 zulfisario

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HANDS is an institute community development.......... serving communities in all over the Pakistan in different sectors, especially health, education and disaster relief activities. very worthy statement for HANDS,
"ENTER TO LEARN, GO FORTH TO SERVE."

3 Imran H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HANDS working very nicely, and benefiting the poorest of the poor in Pakistan