Our story

Slide Vietnam1Our story is a simple one. Nine friends, five nationalities, one vision: bringing smiles, hand in hand!

The seed was planted when Gina wanted to do charity by being personally involved; she wanted to help actively and make sure the support reaches the people in need. She started thinking small, Manuel and her visited poor villages along the Mekong Delta during a holiday in Vietnam, overwhelmed by the impact they had when interacting and having fun with disadvantaged children. Just by offering little more than their time, they brought smiles to many children faces, generated excitement within the community and provided special moments where everyone could forget about life’s hardships and challenges – even if only for a little while.

By the difference this small act of caring & giving made, they got their friends inspired – and believing in achieving even more together, Hand in Hand! Bringing Smiles was born with the goal of bringing joy, inspiration and empowerment to the most vulnerable in society, especially children in need.

We hope that as we share our experiences you will get inspired and motivated enough to get involved.