We want to thank everyone for your support of the Great Gourmet Give. After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the event scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. We've been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19 and have determined that postponing the event is the most prudent way to protect our family and friends. 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. The Gambia!

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Who We Are

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.

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.

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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.

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Malian Partner Communities

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