About Us


Healthy, Educated, Prosperous and Equitable Society / Communities.


HANDS mission is improving health, promoting education, alleviating poverty, promoting gender equality, and developing social institution for community empowerment. 


HANDS was founded by Prof.A.G.Billoo in 1979. HANDS has evolved in 34 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organization with integrated development model and disaster management expertise. HANDS has a network of 34 offices across the country and has access to more than 16.2 million people, nearly 24,275 villages / settlement. HANDS strength is 18 volunteer Board Members, more than 1700 full time staff and thousands of community based volunteers of over 5200 partner organizations.

Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) International, also known as HANDS or HANDS International, is a registered, tax exempted, Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy Certified and European Union accredited Not for Profit Organization. HANDS has qualified the Institutional Management Program (IMCP) of USAID of management standards. HANDS also possess membership with Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) and the member of IUCN (International Union of  Conservation of Nature). HANDS International established its office in London, United Kingdom in January 2014. HANDS international is registered as Non-Profit Organization with Companies House under Companies Act 2006 of England and Wales, Recognised charity with HMRC, and as Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with Charities Commission of England and Wales. 

HANDS is working since 1979 with key programs in health, education, poverty alleviation, Disaster Management and cross cutting programs of Social Mobilization & Advocacy, Gender Development, Human Resource & Institutional Development, Information & Communication, Monitoring Evaluation & Research, Resource Mobilization and Social Marketing.

HANDS is working in social sector to develop the communities to meet the challenges of 21st century. Its mission is "to provide basic health services, primary education, income generation opportunities, gender equality, and development of institutions to empower the underprivileged communities".

HANDS Integrated Model of Development

These services are provided to the communities in coordination with local Community Based Organization (CBO).