Noticing our professional attitude, many national and international organizations started showing their interest in our work and wanted to work with us. Some of them either wanted to become our partners and while other were interested in doing donations.
Our first experience of working with an international donor cum partner came in 2003, when we joined hands with a New Zealand based International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) Mobility Equipment for Needs of Disabled (MEND),.
The organization supported us in getting various types of mobility aids and helped us in building some of our infrastructure.
In 2009 our organization with support from its NZ based donor MEND decided to increase its area of intervention and entered in Kupwara.
In the same year, HDC joined hands with INGO Handicap International (HI), supported by European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) . Forming a partnership with this reputed organization, which is operational in more than 60 countries across the globe, was another achievement.
With HI and ECHO, we entered in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. The partnership in 2013 has entered in its forth phase and is getting stronger each day.
Although we started our intervention in Kupwara but we were providing our rehabilitation services from a rented building.
In 2010 with the support from MEND we constructed our own structure in Kupwara. The project was sponsored by our USA based INGO partner Ross Foundation, A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO), with a generous grant of $US 25,000.
Since then we have been providing physical rehabilitation to the disabled people in the district and the people from adjoining areas.
To do some work in terms of providing livelihood to people with disabled, HDC joined hands with Stichting Liliane Fonds (SLF).
With SLF’s help HDC started providing vocational trainings like cutting and tailoring, and dairy farming to its disabled beneficiaries.