Welcome to Hands Across the Nations
Hands Across the Nations (HATN) is a charitable organization committed to making a positive impact on social and economic conditions in the developing world. We work in Bolivia, South America and Mali, West Africa and focus our efforts in three main areas: Health, Water and Education.
HATN is highly focused on “capacity building” – working within the same communities for several years in order to maximize our impact and create complete solutions. We are run by a dedicated group of Canadian volunteers who give of their time and energy to raise funds and see the projects through to completion.
The Great Gourmet Give 2017
Our annual fundraising gala is taking place on Saturday April 8, 2017 at the Brighton Convention & Event Centre in Toronto.
Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
Bolivia Volunteer Team Trip – August 2016
On August 20, 2016 a team of 10 Canadian volunteers set out to Cochabamba, Bolivia for an awesome adventure.
Check out their journey on HATN Bolivia Team page
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
In October, our amazing team of runners & walkers once again participated in the STWM.
They raised over $11,000 for HATN projects in Bolivia and Mali! Thank you to everyone who donated and joined in the fun!
July 26, 2016
Join HATN on Sunday October 16, 2016 at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! July 26, 2016 – HATN is once again participating in this wonderful event to raise funds for projects in Bolivia and Mali. We are looking for team members to WALK and RUN on our team. You can choose from a 5k distance, Half […]
July 5, 2016
Where in the world? Bolivia, South America When? August 2016 Who? 10 Canadians + MANOS Bolivia team What Project? Partnership with the “Fundación Kumi” Fundación Kumi in a Bolivian charity located in Cochabamba that helps children from low-income families by providing a safe space to do their homework, eat, obtain medical attention and just be kids. Kumi was founded […]
November 18, 2015
HATN Micronutrient Program Updated: November 18, 2015 – Many children in Mali that we see are extremely malnourished. Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies put them at large risk of developing disabilities or disease, or premature death. In February 2015, HATN launched a micronutrient fortification program in the village of Mana and several surrounding communities. Currently we have 494 children in […]Posted In: Mali
June 6, 2015
From May 1 to May 15, 2015 a team of 8 Canadian volunteers travelled to Bolivia, South America to build greenhouses for families in need. The goal of the project was to provide a cheap, easy source of healthy vegetables for families and improve their overall health. The trip was a huge success! The team […]Posted In: Bolivia
March 20, 2015
Since 2009, HATN and our partners MANOS Bolivia have been working with the village of Quelcata in Oruro province. Each year we make a donation of school supplies to the students at the primary school. Even though it’s a small gesture, it means so much to these students and their families. Thanks to these donations, […]Posted In: Bolivia
March 11, 2015
With gratitude and appreciation, here is the list of sponsors for the Wine + Gourmet event that was held on April 11th, 2015. Thank you to our sponsors for the Wine + Gourmet: Club Link Corporation Our special thanks to Tim Green at Club Link for their wonderful support of HATN. Play golf at Club Link…a great […]Posted In: Uncategorized
March 11, 2015
Our founder, Greg and his wife Donnalea arrived in West Africa, eager to help, support and make a different in the communities they were staying in. The trip began by lending a hand towards the beginning steps to building a school. HATN loaned the community of Doneguela money to purchase 2 motorcycles and a solar […]Posted In: Mali
December 11, 2014
We are happy to announce a new team trip to Bolivia in May 2015. We will be building small, in ground greenhouses for families in a new community high in the Andean mountains, where families struggle to gain access to a variety of vegetables essential for good nutrition.