"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."  ― John Bunyan 

What we do

Hand in Hand Southern Africa seeks to create jobs and to develop micro enterprises in-order to promote self-reliance at individual, household and community level. The facilitation of skills development interventions thus in turn, contribute to economic growth at local levels. Over the years HIH has developed an Enterprise Development model which is premised on the need to create sustainable income-generating activities. The model provides for unlocking access to funding and enhancing market linkages for a comprehensive job creation model.  

Our Core Services


  • Social mobilization (Self-Help Groups/Peer Support Group, Savings).
  • Skills Development Services (Entrepreneurship, Employability, Life Skills).
  • Mentorship and Coaching.
  • Bursary Funding Scheme for short skills Programmes.
  • Micro-finance services through our Enterprise Incubation Fund (EIF).
  • Workplace placement services.
  • Education Services for corporates.
  • SETA skills development programme - Learnerships and short skills program in New venture creation (SMME) - NQF level 2, New venture creation - NQF level 4, Business Practice - NQF level 1.

Our Guiding Principle         

  • Pro-poor and bottom-up approach.
  • Transparency and accountability in all actions.
  • Working in coordination with National, Provincial, local and community structures.
  • Active participation of women for equitable socio-economic development.

Our Focus Areas

  • To create jobs in poor marginalized communities through enterprise development.
  • To empower women and youth through training and capacity building and skill development.
  • To facilitate access to markets and finance for microenterprises.
  • To support the creation of sustainable livelihoods.

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