Lend-A-Hand India was incorporated in December 2003 in the State of New York and holds 501(c)(3) status. Lend-A-Hand India is the outcome of an idea nurtured over five years. The motivation behind it was and continues to be to give back to the community and to confront the challenge of poverty wherever it exists. Lend-A-Hand India's mission is to make a difference in the lives of the poor through self help. By partnering with grassroots non-profit organizations, community groups, and local governments, we create better access to education, vocational training, career development, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Our goal is to help the poor realize their full potential to meet their aspirations for a better life. Lend-A-Hand India's programmatic approach helps existing and new organizations replicate proven project interventions, technologies, and programs. The implementation partners are motivated to diversify and grow beyond their existing programs and projects.