Where we work

Humana People to People is a network of 29 organisations engaged in international solidarity, cooperation and development in 46 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas

Members in Africa


Angola - Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo em Angola

ADPP is an Angolan non-governmental association, which started its activities in 1986 and was officially registered with the Ministry of Justice in 1992, and with IPROCAC in 2015. All of ADPP’s activities are built on four pillars:

  • The conviction that education for all is the key to development.
  • A community-based perspective that seeks to empower individuals, families and communities to make positive changes in their own lives.
  • A recognition of government as a key player in promoting long-term sustainable development, and close working relationships with local, provincial and national government partners.
  • An integrated, holistic approach to development that applies a ‘whole community’ philosophy to link activities in education, health and community development in order to achieve maximum impact.


Botswana - Humana People to People Botswana

Established in 2001, Humana People to People Botswana is a national non-profit development organization. Since the beginning, it has been involved in the transformation of poor communities struggling with the negative effects of abject poverty, harsh climatic conditions, scarcity of agricultural resources, and the persistence of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The organization carries out its projects through grassroots programs designed to empower people with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to create sustainable long-term development.


Democratic Republic of Congo - Humana People to People Congo

Humana People to People Congo (HPP-Congo) is a non-profit association in the Democratic Republic of Congo, created in September 2006 in accordance with the laws and regulations of DR Congo. HPP-Congo works together with communities to promote social and economic development, and works towards a society in which communities are self-sufficient and able to improve their own lives. HPP-Congo focuses on education, agriculture, environment, health and community development.


Guinea Bissau - Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo na Guiné-Bissau

ADPP Guinea Bissau is a national organization operating in the country since 1981 with interventions focused on rural areas, the most vulnerable and those most affected by poverty.

Its mission is to create economic, social and cultural development in communities based on Solidary Humanism, establishing projects through which development is implemented within the areas of Education, Health, Agriculture, and Culture, mobilizing people for active participation.


Malawi - Development Aid from People to People in Malawi

Development from People to People Malawi (DAPP Malawi) is a locally registered NGO that has worked in Malawi since its establishment in 1995.

The objective of DAPP Malawi is to promote social and economic development. Through a variety of development models, DAPP complements the government’s efforts in implementing the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy to achieve the nation’s Vision 2020. The people engaged in the development initiatives of DAPP are trained and equipped with tools and knowledge enabling them to transform their dreams and wishes for a better life into practical actions.


Mozambique - Associação Moçambicana para a Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo

ADPP Mozambique believes that development, above all, is about people; and that when people are respected and valued, they increase their capabilities and become the driving force of the changes they intend to make. ADPP's mission is to support all people to work together and move towards a better future. This better future is one where all people have the ability to pursue their choices and dreams and realize their full potential.

ADPP Mozambique is a non-profit Mozambican non-governmental organization, established in 1982.

Since 1982, ADPP Mozambique has been proud to remain true to its original mission of promoting the social and economic development of the most vulnerable people in society, especially in rural areas, and in particular children, orphans, women and girls, reaching over 2,000,000 people with projects and employing over 3,300 people.


Namibia - Development Aid from People to People in Namibia

DAPP Namibia (Development Aid from People to People) is a Namibian organisation registered as a Welfare Organisation since 1992. The objective of DAPP Namibia is to “carry out welfare and development work of any nature and assist the people of Namibia in order to improve the quality of life in the country. To help children, young people and families in distress or in need”.

DAPP Namibis’s motto is helping people to help themselves. DAPP Namibia is working in the areas of health, education and training, and community development, including climate change actions.

DAPP Namibia is implementing projects and programmes in partnership with government ministries and national and international partners.


South Africa - Humana People to People in South Africa

Humana People to People in South Africa (HPP South Africa) was established in 1995 in the immediate wake of independence, where all South Africans for the first time were allowed to vote and a new government was in place with Nelson Mandela as President.

The organisation’s first project in South Africa, Child Aid Doornkop, was established in Soweto in 1998, in cooperation with the local South African government. It also established a clothes and shoes collection and sale in Gauteng in order to raise funds. Today, HPP South Africa has projects in five provinces.

All HPP projects are based on Solidary Humanism, working shoulder to shoulder with the Poor. We believe that people are the driving force in their own development and that it is through collective efforts we create progress.


Zambia - Development Aid from People to People in Zambia

Founded in 1990 as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation, DAPP Zambia creates development together with the people, through running community based and people centred projects. It does this by generating conducive spaces for community ownership of the projects by mobilising people to find community centred solutions to challenges.

Its projects harness peoples’ own power, working for sustainable development, to create positive change individually and collectively to build resilience and capacities. This includes improving livelihood, lifelong learning, as well as health and human rights for all. 

DAPP Zambia implements various projects in all the 10 provinces of Zambia, reaching over 1.3 million people.


Zimbabwe - Development Aid from People to People in Zimbabwe

Development Aid from People to People in Zimbabwe (DAPP Zimbabwe) is a non-governmental organisation registered in Zimbabwe with the Ministry of Labour and Social Services.

Since its inception, DAPP Zimbabwe has developed a strong base as an organisation in Zimbabwe. People and institutions have trust in the organisation, its leadership and staff and consider DAPP Zimbabwe a permanent part of the development picture.

DAPP Zimbabwe is operating in Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Manicaland, Harare and Masvingo Provinces in the areas of education and training, community development, agriculture and the fight against HIV and AIDS and other major diseases.

Members in the Americas


Belize - Humana People to People Belize

Humana People to People Belize empowers and mobilises individuals, families and communities through community based actions which seek to reduce poverty and vulnerability by engaging people in local actions and capacity building initiatives.

The organisation’s approach is centered on working together with families, targeted population groups and communities. By organizing and engaging people to work as a collective, Humana People to People Belize creates learning opportunities to inspire and strengthen knowledge, skills and capacity; enabling people to take a stand on the issues that affect their progress and well-being.

Development efforts being pursued in Belize are anchored on community development, adapting to effects of climate change, human rights education and selling of second-hand clothes.


Brazil - Associação Humana Povo para Povo em Brasil

Associação Humana Povo para Povo em Brasil was founded in 2007 with an aim of supporting the weak and socially excluded individuals and communities who are in need of help to overcome poverty and the inhuman circumstances they face.

They work with community development programmes which build capacity of people to be active in creating their own development.

Community based structures are key in enabling the sharing of positive experiences and lessons learned in a systematic way, where the development process takes place in solidarity and collectively.

The thematic areas of Associação Humana Povo para Povo em Brasil social programmes are:

  • sustainable agriculture and environment,
  • entrepreneurship skills development for vulnerable populations,
  • community development,
  • creating better conditions for children’s growth
  • international development work volunteering - special programmes


Ecuador - Fundación Humana Pueblo a Pueblo - Ecuador

Fundación Humana Pueblo a Pueblo - Ecuador is a registered non-profit foundation that began working in Ecuador in 2007.

The mission of Fundación Humana Pueblo a Pueblo - Ecuador is to contribute to development of the vulnerable communities through the implementation of projects that strengthen capacity, transfer knowledge, skills development and generate opportunities that allow families to escape poverty.

By going for self-organizing community initiatives, people are being empowered to best adapt to their needs, always considering families as the core driver of change.

Fundación Humana Pueblo a Pueblo - Ecuador works with an environmental sustainability approach, taking care and preserving the environment and including ecosystem protection actions through social projects.


USA - Planet Aid, Inc.

By making it more convenient for people to drop off their unwanted clothing, Planet Aid helps to increase textile reuse and recycling rates, thereby reducing environmental impacts associated with the manufacture and disposal of textile products.

Planet Aid supports development efforts in Africa, Asia and South America which strengthen and organize communities, reduce poverty, promote small enterprise development, support sustainable local food production, improve access to training and quality education, increase health awareness, respond to climate change and encourage healthy lifestyles.

The organisation embraces the principles of equality and self-determination in all it does and fosters cooperation and understanding among people across the planet.


Members in Asia


India - Humana People to People India

Humana People to People India is a development organization registered as a not-for-profit company in 1998.

Humana People to People India is working for the holistic development of the under-privileged and marginalized people in rural and urban India through implementing social development projects focusing on education, life skills, improved livelihoods, health and sanitation, the empowerment of women and environment protection.

In 2019, more than 70 projects were implemented in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Delhi, reaching out to around two million

Humana People to People India

Members in Europe


Austria - Humana People to People - Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Humana People to People - Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (HUMANA Austria) believes that international solidarity is not an act of charity. It is an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains toward the same objective. The foremost of these objectives is to aid the development of humanity to the highest level possible.

By collecting and selling clothes and through partnerships with the civil and public sectors, HUMANA Austria supports the world's poorest people to take action against poverty and inequality through supporting development projects in the sectors of education, skills development, community development, health, and environment.

The ultimate goal of HUMANA Austria is to create a progressive human society in a world which values cooperation and solidary humanism.


Estonia - Ühendus Humana Estonia

Ühendus Humana Estonia (Humana Estonia) was established in 2000 by Humana People to People members operating in Finland and Lithuania.

Humana Estonia’s goal is to raise funds through collection and sales of second-hand clothes to finance global development in Africa. The main activities in Estonia are collection, sorting and retail sales of second-hand clothes in Humana shops.

The second-hand clothes collection bins have grown to become a network currently operating in three Estonian cities – Tallinn, Tartu and Kuressaare.

The sorting center is located in the Tänasssilma Technology Park with about 100 tons of clothes being sorted per week. Ühendus Humana Estonia operates 23 stores in 11 Estonian cities.


Denmark - U-landshjælp fra Folk til Folk - Humana People to People

U-landshjælp fra Folk til Folk - Humana People to People (UFF-Humana) is the founding member of Humana People to People Federation and was established in 1977.

UFF-Humana collects clothing, shoes and textiles for recycling and reuse. UFF-Humana recycles and reuses about 95 percent of what it collects. The collected second-hand clothes are sold to help finance development work in Africa. UFF-Humana has over 900 containers located across Denmark.

UFF-Humana supports development projects in Guinea-Bissau and Zimbabwe.


Finland - U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland sr

U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland sr (UFF Finland) is a not for profit, non-governmental humanitarian organization, founded in 1987. The aim of UFF Finland is to provide equal opportunities to all, reduce poverty and respond to climate change.

UFF Finland collects funds for development cooperation by selling second-hand clothes through wholesale and retail shops.

UFF Finland collects used clothes in yellow, grey and dark green containers in Finland. The collected clothes are sorted at the UFF Finland sorting centre in Klaukkala, Nurmijärvi. UFF Finland collects and sorts over 14,500 tonnes of clothes each year.

UFF Finland runs 20 second-hand shops in the largest cities of Finland. The shops are an important channel for distributing information to Finnish consumers about development projects.

Public grants and private donations are a key component of UFF Finland financial resources mobilization efforts. The funding goes towards supporting development projects in Africa and India. UFF Finland’s development cooperation focuses on ”3 Es”, namely:

  1. Education
  2. Environmentally Sustainable Development
  3. Economic Development


France - Humana People to People in France

Humana People to People in France (Humana France) is an organization that collects and reuses used textiles to preserve the environment and to fund international cooperation programmes in developing countries.

Created in 2012, Humana France serves a purpose of enabling women, men and children in Africa to improve their living conditions.

In order to support the development projects in Africa, Humana France provides financial aid through the collection and sale of used clothing activities.


Germany - Humana People to People Deutschland e.V.

Humana People to People Germany e.V. was founded in 2005. It is a non-profit development organisation. In 2019 it funded development work in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The development projects, being funded, empower people to be their own agents in facilitating human transformations - thus creating the development they aspire in key areas of sustainable agriculture, environment and health.

Social development projects are always carried out in close cooperation and in agreement with the local authorities.


Italy - Humana People to People Italia O.N.L.U.S.

Founded in 1998, HUMANA People to People Italy (Humana Italy) is a humanitarian organization supporting international cooperation. Its foundations are anchored in promoting the culture of solidarity and sustainable development.

The collection and recovery of used clothes is done through a network of clothes collection containers. The surplus from the sale of the clothes goes towards funding international development cooperation and social awareness activities in Italy.

Humana Italy finances social projects in Africa and Asia. For more than twenty years, HUMANA Italy has implemented medium to long term development programmes. The programmes contribute to building communities by supporting training and acquisition of new skills.


Lithuania - Humana People to People Baltic

Humana People to People Baltic is a member of the federation for associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement. The organization raises funds to support development for poor and disadvantaged people in the world through a network of shops selling second hand clothes and using the surplus from this activity for Humana People to People's projects in developing countries.

Humana Baltic supports the circular economy model, by encouraging more people to up-cycle and give new life to used clothes. Recycling of quality used clothes gives an opportunity to Lithuanians to buy affordable, quality and stylish second-hand clothes.


Norway - U-landshjelp fra Folk til Folk

U-landshjelp fra Folk til Folk (UFF Norway) was started in 1979 by volunteers, in the fight against apartheid. Today, UFF Norway’s main focus is on creating a better life for the world's poor.

UFF Norway collects clothes that can be reused. The clothes are sent for sorting at centers run by UFF Norway's humanitarian sister organizations or commercial partners in Eastern Europe. Only a small part of the clothing is sold in Norway. Annually, over 21 million garments are reused or recycled - enough to meet the minimum needs of 2.6 million people.

The funds generated through the collection and sale of the used clothing are spent on UFF Norway's development work in Africa and Asia.

The development projects supported by UFF Norway focus on addressing poverty, giving access to education, promoting better health, gender equality, improving water and sanitation, adoption of renewable energy and more.


Portugal - Associação Humana

Associação Humana (Humana Portugal) is a not for profit association. Since 1998, Humana Portugal has been working on protecting the environment through textile reuse and supporting development cooperation through social projects in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau and financing community activities in Portugal.

Humana Portugal seeks to make the most of the textile reuse by collecting and selling second-hand clothes through a coordinated network of clothing containers, and recycling the textiles for reuse. Through reuse a possible textile waste is turned into a resource. Humana Portugal promotes the reuse of used clothing through running second-hand shops.

Collection and sale of second-hand clothes allows funds to be raised to finance development projects in Africa.


Spain - Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo

Since 1987, Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo (Humana Spain) promotes environmental protection and has carried out development projects in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and Asia. The projects' common goals are to promote training, education, and the development of the beneficiary communities.

Through textile reuse, Humana Spain support projects and protects the environment. The work in Spain is possible thanks to 5,000 containers that are used for the collection of used clothing. These containers are available to the public through established partnerships with 2,000 municipalities and institutions and private companies. In addition, 52 shops sell second-hand clothing.

Among the values of Humana Spain are development aid, social responsibility, and commitment to the environment, sustainability, solidarity, transparency, integrity, and independence.


Slovenia - Humana d.o.o.

The basic mission of Humana d.o.o. (Humana Slovenia) is to help the poor people and especially those, who express the need for clothing. Through solidarity and cooperation, Humana Slovenia strives to improve people's living conditions. As poverty is a growing phenomenon, expressing compassion for others and striving for equality are more important than ever.

By collecting used clothes, Humana Slovenia prolongs the life cycle of used clothes through sales. The profits generated fund education, community development, health and more.

Humana Slovenia cooperates with Slovenian schools every year, encouraging compassion among the youngest through implementing local education projects.


Sweden - Miljö och Biståndsföreningen Humana Sverige

Miljö och Biståndsföreningen Humana Sverige (HUMANA Sweden) was founded in 1982, under the name U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk (UFF). The insight into the possibility of creating value through textile collection, from both an environmental and revenue aspect, led to rapid growth and more organisations establishing in other countries.

Humana Sweden's overall goal is to help create a better world; by collecting second-hand clothes to create development and contribute to the protection of the environment. Its business is entirely based on the collection and sale of used clothing, shoes accessories and textiles that is sorted for reuse or recycling.

By selling the collected material, Humana Sweden creates a surplus for development projects focusing on agriculture and rural development, health care, education and community development in Africa, Asia and South America.


UK - Planet Aid UK Ltd

Planet Aid UK is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, which raises funds for environmental and development aid programmes mainly through the collection, sorting and trading in second-hand clothes and shoes.

Planet Aid UK was founded in response to the need for development aid and an improvement in the living conditions of the poorest people on this planet and driven by concern about the growing chasm between the rich and the poor.

Since 2002, Planet Aid UK has donated over £900,000 to Humana projects including teacher training colleges, vocational training, street children schools, tree planting schemes, health care and community development.