About Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS)
HANDS was founded by Prof.A.G.Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979.HANDS has evolved in 35 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization of the country with integrated development model. HANDS has a network of 31 offices across the country and has access to more than 16.2 million population nearly 20,274 villages/ settlement in 35 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 18 volunteers Board Members, more than 1700 full time staff and nearly one million community based volunteers of 5205 medium and small size organizations.
HANDS Pakistan is registered under Societies Act, is certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) and Tax exempted by Income Tax Department Government of Pakistan. HANDS has qualified the Institutional Management Program (IMCP) of USAID of management standards. HANDS is accredited with European Union. HANDS also possess membership with Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP). HANDS International recently established its office in London, United Kingdom. HANDS international UK is registered as Non-Profit Organization in Companies Act 2006 of England and Wales.
Principal & Values
We believe in sovereignty of and equity with our partners. Ownership of our mission is based on mutual trust, honesty, professionalism and transparency. Our process is based on an understanding of roles and responsibilities, which include accountability, ethnic impartiality and effective participation. Creativity and innovation is the hallmark of all our efforts. As a citizen of this country we believe that everyone should access their basic rights and discharge their obligation with same fervour.