Humana People to People organizations 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. Everybody can participate and do good with what they have - for example by donating their used clothes to be re-used. The collected clothes is either sold directly on the international market, or is being treated in sorting centers in Europe, some sold in shops and other donated to member organizations in Africa for re-sale. With the collection of second hand clothes, usable clothes do not end up in the landfills, and resources for production of new clothes are saved. Thus donating their surplus clothes to a Humana People to People member organization, people help protect the environment and create development at the same time.
Humana People to People organizations also mobilize funding for development projects from transnational institutions, governments, foundations, UN agencies and private donors in Europe, North America and Asia. The partnerships are based on genuine, shared interests in creating development for the people through one or more of the Humana People to People concepts. Networking among the Humana People to People organizations across continents creates a direct and meaningful connection between people in these very different parts of the world.