HANDS was founded by Prof. A. G. Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 1979. HANDS has evolved in 39 years as one of the largest Non-Profit Organizations of the country. We have integrated development approach and disaster management expertise. HANDS has a network of 33 branches across the country and has access to more than 24.8 million population more than 17,000 villages/settlement in 45 districts of Pakistan. HANDS strength is 14 volunteers Board Members, > 7,000 full time staff and thousands of community based volunteers of more than 6,200 partner organizations. HANDS is certified by Economic Affair Division (EAD) of Ministry of Finance. HANDS Pakistan is registered under Societies Act, is certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) and Tax exempted by the Income Tax Department Government of Pakistan. HANDS is accredited with European Union, Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and also possess membership of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).