Humana People to People


Humana People to People is an international network of not-for-profit organisations engaged in international solidarity, cooperation and development in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Humana People to People grew out of the anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Southern Africa in the 1970s and has continued its development work rooted in a commitment to fight alongside the poor in a collective process that supports people to make changes, improve their lives and solve their problems.

We see overcoming poverty and ensuring human development as a holistic process involving many people: children, parents, teachers, farmers, health workers, passionate community members, local leaders, national governments and international partners. We believe that poverty can be overcome through coordinated, community-wide approaches, which combine education, adult literacy, improved livelihoods, increased production, health and sanitation, the empowerment of women and environmental protection. Humana People to People organisations work as part of civil society within communities and strengthen their capacities for cooperation, for individual and collective action.

Thirty-two independent national development aid organisations are members of The Federation for Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement. The Federation supports its member organisations with services such as program development, staff training and financial planning.
The Federation is registered in Switzerland, and has its international headquarters in Shamva, Zimbabwe. Humana People to People organisations operate in 43 countries (as shown on the adjacent map). Over 360 development projects reach 12 million people, engage 200,000 community volunteers and provide employment for 9,000 people.

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