GREAT GOURMET GIVE
We want to thank everyone for your support of the Great Gourmet Give. Due to Covid-19, the event has been cancelled for 2020. We understand there will be questions, and we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate in this time of global uncertainty. Individuals who have already purchased tickets will be contacted directly by email. We look forward to celebrating with you when circumstances allow.
Hands Across the Nations is a charity entirely run by volunteers.
We work with small rural communities in South America and Africa to provide development assistance.
We aren’t saviours, we’re partners.
Our Development Strategy
Our method is simple. We work with locals to build self-reliant communities through project-based initiatives. We partner with community leaders and help communities form committees to ensure our projects are sustainable. We focus on creating lasting change to permanently enhance the overall quality of life and standard of living.
HATN community partnerships help lay the building blocks of life’s essentials. We aim to make it easier for people to fulfill their basic needs so that they can grow from surviving to thriving. This strategy helps communities lift themselves up, so they can take control of their own futures. We don’t influence or assimilate other cultures. Our development work helps communities develop themselves.
We act on our strategy by focusing on three basic universal human rights: water, health, and education.
Water scarcity affects 40% of people globally and this is expected to rise. Over 660 million people live without clean drinking water. Basic sanitation is inaccessible to 2.4 billion people. The world is in a water crisis.
Help us: install water filters, construct latrines, repair wells, build rainwater harvesting tanks, and explore a range of other water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems.
Every year, more than six million children die before their fifth birthday. Most of these children are those born into poverty. Approximately 80 percent of people in developing countries rely on local health care. We need to support them.
Help us: build health and dental clinics, construct maternity centers, support local health staff, raise money for health care vehicles, and provide medical supplies.
Globally, over 100 million youth lack basic literacy skills. The majority of them are women. More than 226 million children don’t attend secondary school. Every child has a right to an education. Women and children deserve to be empowered.
Help us: build schools and classrooms, support teachers, provide school supplies, educate women, and run other programs related to health, water, and agriculture.
Bolivia, South America
Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. It also has the greatest indigenous population, where the majority live in impoverished communities and struggle for equal and fair access to public services. Almost 60% of the population is living in poverty. They need help.
Bolivian Partner Communities
Mali, West Africa
Mali is a landlocked country that is located in sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. Almost 50% of their population lives in extreme poverty, on less than $1.25 a day. This is not enough. The people of Mali need external support.
Malian Partner Communities
The Gambia, West Africa
The Gambia is the smallest country on the African continent. Its Atlantic coastline attracts thousands of tourists each year, but it is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Three quarters of the population ear a living through farming and lives without electricity or running water
Gambian Partner Communities
Stories from the field
Travelling to HATN projects offers our volunteers an up close and personal view to the impact of HATN initiatives with water, health and education. Hear how lives are transformed, including their own by reading Stories from the field.
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