Partnership in Development builds on the understanding that progress and development must be created FROM PEOPLE TO PEOPLE. The driving force will always be the people involved in the issue at hand. But they need partners to do it. Partners who can provide the financing of development projects must contribute with funds, alongside government departments, local interest groups, civil society and individual activists. Partners who can organize and implement the programs leading to development must be there on the ground, among the people and with the people, to make the development happen. Thus, a beautiful trio can be established: the principal partner, who is the people themselves - the funding partner - and the implementing partner.
Humana People to People has its strength in being an implementing partner with strong and innovative programs. Humana People to People sees the partnership in this trio as a great opportunity for all parties. For Humana People to People, because with funding what needs to be done can be done. For the funding partners, because in Humana People to People they will have a partner, who will implement what is promised and nothing less. A partner, who trust the people, and who enjoys the trust of the people, and who therefore act as part of the community where the development projects take place. A partner who has extensive experience in working with local, provincial and national authorities about problem identification and strategies for solutions. For the people and often the involved governments, because important development tasks can be solved.
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.
Partnership in Development constitutes an important element in financing Humana People to People's activities. The members of Humana People to People implement projects in partnership with, among others:Governments:
Government of Angola, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, USAID/PEPFAR and PMI, AECID of Spain, DANIDA of Denmark, MFA Finland, MFS Holland, MFA South Korea (KOIKA) US Department of Agriculture, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Belgian Embassy, Japanese Embassy, Dutch Embassy, Embassy of Norway in Angola, Belgian Development Co-operation, National AIDS Councils in several countries.Local governments:
Generalitat Valenciana, City of Madrid, Government of the State of Bahia, Brazil, Provincial Governments in Angola, Provincial Governments in South Africa, State Governments in India.Multilateral donors:
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNICEF, UNESCO, The UN Democracy Fund, European Commission, EDULINK (EU), Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, The African Development Bank.Companies:
Johnson & Johnson, Nokia, Sonangol and their business partners - Total, Chevron and BP, StatoilHydro, Mozal, BHP Billiton, MCEL Mozambique, DELL Giving.Foundations:
Fundación Caja Navarra, Audemars Piquet, FACT Foundation (Fuels from Agriculture in Communal Technology), Toyota Foundation, Exxon-Mobil Corporation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Beit Trust, Waterloo Foundation, Fundación MAPFRE.NGO's:
World Vision, Family Health International (FHI), Population Services International (PSI), ADRA, Water Aid, Concern International, Practical Action, Children First, Light for the World, Academy for Educaional Development (AED), Joint Aid Management (JAM), Technoserve, TERI.