Hand in Hand Afghanistan (HIHAO) is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization registered with Ministry of Economy of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (License # 890; 21 December 2006) working towards elimination of poverty through creation of enterprise and jobs.
HIHAO s vision is an Afghanistan free of poverty, where gender equality is its cornerstone.
HIHAO s mission is to work for economic and social empowerment of the poor by supporting the creation of enterprises and jobs, and the generation of higher incomes. Targeting the poor and marginalized communities, with a particular focus on poor women, HIHAO empowers SHGs, provides support and training, and helps them access credit, information, markets and opportunities.
HIHAO is committed to good governance and follows recommended best practices. The HIHAO Board of Directors is the governing body chaired by Ms. Seema Ghani, with a mission to guide and take strategic decisions for the organization s long-term future and oversee its financial affairs, while holding its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to account.
No staff members are voting members of the Board though the Board and the CEO work in close partnership. The Board composition covers essential skills, knowledge to complement that of the staff, and it pays particular attention to issues of security, fraud and corruption. Hand in Hand International has an ex officio seat to bring international experience and create a fiduciary link to donors.
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