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HANDS started its journey of intervention from a public sector hospital in Karachi as Health and Nutrition Project in 1979 lead by the then Head of the Department.

People wonder why despite the problems which fester in Pakistan, the country is deemed a generous country by the Stanford Social Innovation Review when it comes to charitable giving. It contributes more than one percent of its Gross Domestic Product to charity and NGO’s are the backbone of such generosity. One such top health and educational NGO which has been playing its role in helping the deserving for the last four decades is HANDS.
HANDS started its journey of intervention from a public sector hospital in Karachi as Health and Nutrition Project in 1979 lead by the then Head of the Department of Pediatrics at AKUH, Prof. A. G. Billoo. The first PHC center was established at Memon Goth, Malir, Karachi, in 1980 and then this volunteer group moved to other villages.
In 1993 HANDS got itself formally registered under the Societies Registration Act of XXI of 1860 and the vision which guided the organization was “Healthy Educated & Prosperous Pakistan”. In 1995, HANDS made its advent into the education sector through Participatory Development Program (PDP) under the Social Action Program (SAP) of the Government of Pakistan. Since then there has been no looking back as far as its reach and impact is concerned.
Today it stands tall as one of the leading non-profit organizations in Pakistan striving towards improving health, promoting education, alleviating poverty, building infrastructure, and developing social institutions for community empowerment. Its 10,000 workforce and thousands of community-based volunteers of more than 6,300 partner organizations ensure that we touch as many lives as possible and contribute to a better Pakistan.
Help us realize our vision and mission by donating generously to the HANDS cause. Visit our website or get in touch with us and hold the hands of those who need your compassion.