Our Story

Our Story

Helping & Empowering our Neighbours (HEN) is a charity organisation in Singapore which aims to help the low-income families in Singapore. The idea was first planted in 2015 after the founder, Nilofar Iyer, returned from Pennsylvania, USA having witnessed many low income African-American families in dire straits. Stirred and also having personally faced uncertain times growing up, she then decided to raise awareness of and assist the underprivileged families in Singapore which led her to start a small volunteer group with like minded friends in March 2018.

Today, HEN is one of Singapore’s foremost independent charities that makes a tangible and meaningful contribution to fighting hunger through food rations and empowering each and every member of these families from cradle to grave.