About us

HiH Af

Hand in Hand Afghanistan (HiH Af) is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization registered with Ministry of Economy of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan/ under the (License # 890) dated 21 December 2006 working towards elimination of poverty through creation of enterprise and jobs.


HiH Af’s vision is an Afghanistan free of poverty.


HiH Af’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, HiH Af empowers SHGs, provides support and training, and helps them access credit, information, markets and opportunities.


HiH Af is committed to good governance and follows recommended best practices.  The HiH Af Board is the governing body chaired by Ms. Seema Ghani (Ex-deputy Minister of Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), 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.


The overall operation of Hand in Hand Afghanistan is managed by Abdul Rahim Nasry – country director in close cooperation with Regional Program Manager, CFEO, Branch Offices Coordinator, Sr. Capacity Development and Sr. Monitoring and Evaluation officer.

*Hand in Hand Afghanistan is a member of the below coordination bodies:

Agency Coordination Body of Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR)  www.acbar.org

Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA)  www.ama.org.af