The community building projects of Humana People to People have as a common denominator that they are ‘Fighting shoulder to shoulder with the Poor’. They are characterized by being placed in the midst of the communities where they operate, together with the people, dealing with issues of great importance for the people. They are also characterized by being multi-stringed, as is the struggle carried out by poor people to survive and improve their conditions. The fight of the Poor demands ‘jacks of all trades’ to succeed. The project leader and the people she works with must master this.
The basic project programs of health, education and production complement programs of the governments, often related to the Millennium Development Goals, and they also include campaigns over a longer period of time and shorter actions within a specific issue. The project serves as the host of the campaign or action, using all its internal and external structures to promote the issue at hand.