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Restaurants Help Romanian Orphans

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After the execution in 1989 of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu and the corresponding fall of the communist government, the world’s press got its first look at the horrendous conditions that Romanian orphans had been living in. Lack of basic care and attention left many of the children...

Underwear for Eastern Europe: A Global Hand match story

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It made no sense. The young widow, a trained teacher in Eastern Europe, had battled for years without employment. Natalka (not her real name) had three children to bring up. A colleague found her a job in a high school where she expected the widow to thrive.

European Organisations - September, 2003

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Are you based in Europe? Working in Europe? Needing European contacts?

Job Creation - June, 2003

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Unemployment figures have reached tragic levels - in their 70's, 80's and 90's - in some of the world's worst hit economies. In response, many humanitarian groups are moving towards projects that create jobs. Global Hand has put together a listing of organisations involved in microenterprise...

Wrong aid destroys jobs - February, 2003

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We’re supposed to help, not hurt those we serve. But inappropriate humanitarian product can see factories closed and unemployment increased.

Partnering in today’s world: a new website for Global Hand

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The world is not as it was when Global Hand began. Times have changed and we are changing with them. Global Hand came into being as a ‘matching’ website: connecting for-profits and non-profits to respond to world need.