Did you know that in Pakistan?
More than 45 million population lives on 1 USD per day.
More than 80 million are illiterate.
One maternal death occurs every 20 minutes.
HANDS is a registered not for profit organization in Pakistan. HANDS extends its services to 13 million population of nearly 19,182 villages and settlements in 24 Districts of Pakistan. HANDS was conceived and founded by Prof. A. Gaffar Billoo (Sitara e Imtiaz). It is certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy.
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 and development of institutions to empower the underprivileged communities”.
HANDS is a dream come true …..started its journey in 1979 with the efforts of a group of volunteers from the basement office of my home, now has 29 offices throughout country. This family has grown up from 4 volunteers to nearly 1600 professional staff and 100,000 volunteers, from one village of District Malir to more than 42000 villages (at Kot Addu, Dist. Muzafar Garh Punjab)
Professor Abdul Gaffar Billoo (Sitar-e-Imtiaz) Chairman HANDS