Humana People to People

Humana People to People

Poverty Fighters in Brazil

Last year Takahito Mizokami changed his busy life as a student in Tokyo for a quieter and very different existence in the north-east of Brazil, the country’s poorest and least developed region. His daily tasks now involve working with people in Humana People to People Brazil’s projects, organizing cleaning actions and turning neglected spaces into safe playgrounds; assisting families in cultivating organic gardens for their own consumption and for selling their products at local markets, or teaching English to children.

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Hungry for school

Almirante has a reason to be happy of beginning the school year: he’ll be given a daily meal as part of the ‘Food For Knowledge’ program, currently implemented by ADPP Mozambique and Planet Aid Inc., in the province of Maputo. The objective of the program is to offer daily meals for 60.000 school children during a three year period (2013-2015) and to raise awareness on the importance of healthy eating habits.

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Harnessing limited resources for better livelihood

India has made great efforts over the last decades to reduce the percentage of people living under the poverty line: from about 55% in 1973, it has gone down to about 27% in 2004. But poverty remains a chronic condition for almost 30% of the country’s rural population.

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