|Where we inform you about some of our methods of fundraising
HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE considers it a privilege to expand along its chosen road independently of one or two sole contributors to its activities, be it a government fund or the prolonged arm of a multilateral organization.
Many are the sources that contribute to the establishing of and the running of the projects - with big sums or with small sums. Many are the people who do each their bit. Many are the times, when simple survival has depended on new ideas for the vital fundraising - and there can be a long way and a long time from idea to plan to implementation. In the middle of this multi-coloured picture of contributors we shall here present three. For three good reasons.
The second-hand clothing. A commodity world-wide - today more than ever. After the conclusions of innumerable investigations on the matter - also in connection with our activity - have helped to lift the fog of former times and to assure the textile industry that there does not exist a situation of competition in connection with second-hand clothing and to assure governments that the second-hand clothing industry creates lots of jobs, more and more countries look upon second-hand clothing as a commodity. For us the road to the capital necessary to serve our projects in The Third World looks like this:
We install containers for collecting the clothing in many countries in Europe and North America. As a token of solidarity people bring their surplus clothing to the containers. We separate the clothing into categories. Some to be sold in shops in Europe and North America, some to be sold to tradesmen on the international market and some - a great deal - to be shipped to our centres in the Third World. There it is sold from the shops in many countries.
It is the total income from shops in Europe, in North America and in the Third World that in the form of capital constitutes a significant part of the financing of establishing and running of projects in The Third World. Thus, we transform the value of the clothing in the moment of delivery into the containers from zero value to considerable value.
And that not only in form of capital, but first and foremost in the transformation of this capital into projects in all sectors of our activities to benefit for and advantage for and prize for and life and health and education for the many people who need a hand to ignite a development towards a greater belief in own capacity as contributing citizens in their countries. From zero value to considerable value.
- We must relate to every penny with economizing energy
- We must always get surplus value for our money
- We must secure a very high productivity throughout the movement so that what is paid for with funds entrusted gives back more than its money's worth.
- We must keep keen eyes on the effectivity in the organization, so that not the simple running of the projects, but the fulfillment of their objectives among the people remain the measure of an effective proportionality between the costs and the obtained effect and influence.