Can I help?

Please Note that we are no longer taking any items for the container for the foreseeable future.

We no longer have storage facilities to collect and sort items while awaiting transport to Zambia.

There are many ways you can help HHI to make a difference for those in great need - from individuals to communities; from remote clinics to hospitals; from costs of prescriptions to major heart surgery; from school exercise books to schools. Our work is wide and varied with the common goal - to help vulnerable people receive the help they need to help themselves.

The most obvious way you can help is to make a donation or set up a standing order to give regularly - in addition we are more than happy to claim money from the taxman thorough gift aid.

A different way in which to help is to purchase items from our Alternative Gift Catalogue. Payment for these gifts can be made through the donations page on this website, where the facility to add comments to that effect can be made. The office will then send out the relevant gift cards.

Another way for you to raise funds is to buy online purchases using easyfundraising. HHI benefits everytime you conduct your online purchases via There are no additional costs for using this service and there over 3000 participating sites covering a wide range, from food and insurance to holidays. Already HHI is well on the way to £800 donations  with only 47 supporters using easyfundraising so far. Get clicking and raise funds for HHI!

Amazon Smile works in much the same way if you shop with them. Select us as your preferred charity and we will get a cut of whatever you spend.


Are you an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a speech therapist or something similar?

Or are you training to be one?

Would you like to put your skills to good use in India?

We support two special needs schools - one in Kerala and the other in Tamil Nadu. We also support a home for destitute women with serious psychological problems.  In the past, student occupational therapists have gone out to our centre in Tamil Nadu, and have had a great time, helping the children as well as communicating best practice to the staff.  And they have even learned some tricks from Indian traditional medicine (ayurveda)!

You would need to provide your own ticket to Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) airport, but once you have arrived our partners in India can meet you at the airport and take you to one of the centres.  We can provide accommodation - it's pretty basic, but that's part of the adventure! Living in India is cheap. Contact our office for more information.

You can help in other ways by:

Details of all these schemes and further information can be provided on request.

Please note: We will not sell or pass your details to anyone else.