Humana People To People

Who we are

Humana People to People is a network of 30 organisations engaged in international solidarity, cooperation and development in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.


About us

Growing out of a progressive education movement in the 1970s, Humana People to People is committed to tackling some of the world’s major humanitarian, social and environmental challenges.

The Federation for Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement was formally established in 1996. Its goal is to achieve increased positive impact on global development through strengthening co-operation among members.

The 30 independent member associations are located across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. They share a set of common values to protect the planet, build communities and support people to join forces, unleashing their potential for positive change and action.

Humana People to People’s development work is in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, Community Development, Health, Education and Collection and Sales of Second-hand Clothes.

The activities of Humana People to People are aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda. Together with the people in the communities where we work and our numerous partners, we continue to stand by countries as they strive to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.


The Humana People to People movement was born out of a common wish to stand up to colonialism in Africa in the 1970s. After independence was won and apartheid abolished, those within the movement wanted to contribute to supporting development, building new societies and empowering people to take control of their lives.

The Federation for Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement was formed in 1996 by the then 16 national associations in Europe and Africa, as they wanted to strengthen their cooperation and improve the quality and impact of their work.

Based in Geneva, the Federation was formally established by Planet Aid, ADPP Angola and ADPP Mozambique. These founding associations remain members of the Federation today. Our International Headquarters is situated in Zimbabwe, 85km outside of the capital Harare.

Our Partners

The Federation Humana People to People and its members are proud to work with a multitude of partners who support social and human development. These partnerships are key to our ability in creating and maintaining initiatives.

Financial Information

Accountability and Transparency

The Federation Humana People to People is committed to adhering to the highest standards of accountability, transparency and good governance.

Sources and Expenditure of funds

In 2019, members of the Federation Humana People to People spent approximately US$96.6 million on education and development projects world-wide. Income raised through development partnerships constituted the majority of total income at 68.2%. The remaining income was generated through collection and sales of second-hand clothes at 27.8%, and other income was 4.8%.

The Federation Humana People to People received the SGS NGO Benchmarking Certification in June 2018 via an external audit as proof of its conformity and compliance with best practices in governance, measured against the SGS NGO Benchmarking Standards.

The Federation Humana People to People is a Swiss registered non-profit association with Headquarters in Zimbabwe.

It is governed by a Committee, elected by members at the Annual General Assembly, which is the highest authority of the association. All members have policies, guidelines and internal controls in line with international standards, to ensure that funds received are spent only for the purpose intended.