In 1977, what today is the International Humana People to People Movement was founded by some of the teachers from the Travelling Folk High School (read more in the section about the DRH movement) in order to create a practical instrument for fighting against the conditions of poverty, disease and distress and working to implement a better way for people to live on the planet in the future.
From the website www.humana.org :
"Humana People to People has placed itself in the frontline of development and shoulder to shoulder with the Poor in the fight for change. Being part of civil society in many countries has earned the Humana People to People organizations a solid reputation of seriousness in development work and given extensive experience in implementing programs of many different kinds and under difficult conditions, in making things happen and in doing what it takes to reach goals.
Humana People to People organisations have been active for up to 32 years with long-term development projects within Training, Agriculture, the Fight against HIV, Community Development, Environmental Issues and Economic Development.
In 2015, the members of Humana People to People Federation worked in 45 countries on five continents and involved more than 14,5 million people in 860 development projects.
The development projects are centered around education, promoting health and fighting diseases, promoting agricultural production and child aid and community development.
In Europe and North America
Humana People to People organisations operate in 19 countries in Europe and North America, among them some of the world’s richest. The basic philosophy is to create a stream of funds and useful commodities from people who have, to people in other parts of the world who have not.
In Europe, 403 shops selling second hand clothes were operated with different concepts, like thrift shops that have a systematic and fast turnover of items in the shops and more fashionable trend shops. In Africa, the second hand clothes are further sorted, sold in wholesale and in 83 retail shops in 7 countries.
In Africa, Asia and Latin America
Humana People to People members operate more than 600 development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The projects work within Education, Agriculture and Rural Development, Health, Fighting AIDS, Community Development, Environment, and Economic Development.
Humana People to People has an extensive collaboration with governments, funding agencies and development organizations worldwide.
One example - India: During 2015 HPPI has positively impacted around 1 million people through the implementation of 57 projects in the areas of education, health, environment, livelihood and community development and the operation of 36 micro finance branches - all in all 93 projects have been working together with people, partners and many local stakeholders across 56 districts in 10 states to improve quality of life and to change the world for the better.
Click here to read more in the Annual Report from 2015 -16
Our local UK partners in Humana People to People (DAPP and Planet Aid)
DAPP UK is UK-s member organisation of the Humana People to People Federation. DAPP UK runs 4 second hand clothes shops and Planet Aid runs a Clothes and shoes collection with around 1.500 collection boxes in UK. Read more about them here on their website: http://www.planetaid-uk.org/