We span the globe through 29 independent members who are engaging in international solidarity, cooperation and development

Who we are

We span the globe through 29 independent members who are engaging in international solidarity, cooperation and development

 

About us

We are all committed to the same agenda: protecting the planet, building communities and supporting people by connecting them with others, unleashing their potential for positive change and action.

Humana People to People is committed to tackling some of the world’s major humanitarian, social and environmental challenges

At our heart is a set of principles on how to create development and to raise funds for it. The countless partners, national and international, who have supported – and continue to support – our work over the years, share this ethos.

Our development work is anchored in five areas of activities, which are community development, sustainable agriculture and environment, health, education and the collection and sale of second-hand clothes.

Our activities are aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda. Working side by side with people in their communities and our numerous partners, we support countries as they strive to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, creating lasting positive change in the process.

The activities of Humana People to People are aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda

History

Our origins are firmly rooted in the 1970’s anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Southern Africa. We were founded by a group of people who cared deeply about the lack of equality evident around the world and who decided they were going to change it.

 

Forty years after we began, the needs of our planet and its inhabitants are more urgent and complex than ever. Today, we are 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 – in short, the Federation Humana People to People – was formally established in 1996. It supports members delivering critical on-the-ground programmes across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

30 members

 

Our Partners

The Federation and its members are proud to work with a diverse range of partners who support our social and human development mandate.

Partnerships are a vital part of what we do and offer symbiotic relationships that help our projects to prosper. 

We would like to thank all our partners for their continued support and commitment to work with the people on the ground, pursuing much-needed development for positive, lasting change.

 

Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

African Development Bank
Caribbean Development Bank
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
European Commission
Global Environmental Facility
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Stop TB
The Global Fund
USAID
world Bank

Financial Information

Accountability and Transparency

As a Federation, we are committed to adhering to the highest standards of accountability, transparency and good governance.

Sources and Expenditure of funds

 

 

income

 

In 2020, our members spent approximately US$86.6 million on education and development projects worldwide. Income raised through development partnerships constituted the majority of our total income at 78.1%.  About 17.9% was generated through the collection and sale of second-hand clothes and ad hoc income represents the remaining 4.0%. 

SGS Verified

The Federation Humana People to People is committed to adhering to the highest standards of accountability, transparency and good governance. In 2018, the Federation Humana People to People was officially certified for governance policies and procedures, including their implementation, with the SGS NGO Benchmarking Standards based on an external audit. 

We’re proud to announce that after our SGS NGO Benchmarking re-certification audit in 2021, our processes, operations, managerial abilities, integrity and transparency earned @HPP a place in the top 5% in the world of non-profits audited by SGS NGO Benchmarking.

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

A Committee, elected by members at the Annual General Assembly, which is the highest authority of the association, governs it. 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.

If you want to know more about our governance policies and procedures, please contact us on email

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Federation Humana People to People?

Humana People to People is a Federation of 29 independent associations involved in humanitarian and sustainable development activities.

Humana People to People grew out of a progressive education movement in the 1970s and is rooted in a commitment to tackle some of the world's major humanitarian, social and environmental challenges.

What does the Federation Humana People to People do?

Members of Federation Humana People to People are active in 45 countries across five continents. Humana People to People is implementing over 1,400 development projects, focussing on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, Community Development, Health and Education, reaching over 12 million people in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

In Europe and North America, the collection, recycling and sale of second-hand clothes supports development projects, whilst also helping to reduce carbon emissions, and thus addressing global warming.

How does the Federation of Humana People to People work with its members?

Members of the Federation Humana People to People are independent national associations whose work is grounded in the knowledge of the needs and potential of the communities where they are situated. The Federation Humana People to People provides services to the members within, but not limited to, development of programs and projects, assistance to project management and operation, fund raising through partnerships and through sales of second-hand clothes, economic administration, legal advice, capacity building of staff and through information and influencing the development agenda at international conferences.

All members of the Federation Humana People to People are independent organisations, with their own governance structures and procedures.

Where does the Federation Humana People to People work?

Humana works in 45 countries across five continents, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

See Where We Work for more information on member organisations.

How is the Federation Humana People to People funded?

The Federation Humana People to People and its members are proud to work with a multitude of partners and donors. Income raised through these development partnerships constituted the majority of the total income at 78.1% in 2020. These partnerships are key to our work. The collection and sale of second-hand clothes generates another source of income for the Federation Humana People to People and its members. In 2020 this generated 17.9% of income.

How does the Federation Humana People to People demonstrate financial transparency?

We recognise the importance of trust and are committed to adhering to the highest standards of accountability, transparency and good governance.

The Federation Humana People to People’s accountability is maintained through thorough reporting on activities as well as financials. The General Assembly constitutes the supreme authority of the Federation Humana People to People and comprises the 29 member associations. The Committee of the Federation HPP is accountable for financial and operational activities and reports to the members.

The members of the Federation Humana People to People are likewise audited according to international financial and reporting standards, including funds received by international partners, which are also accounted for in line with partnership agreements.

We are very fortunate to have long-term relationships with a broad range of donors globally, including Governments, international institutions and the private sector. Our commitment to long-term development, as well as our performance and financial management is the reason why these relationships are so enduring.

How can I work with the Federation Humana People to People?

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How can I donate to the Federation Humana People to People?

If interested in donating to a development project at the Federation Humana People to People, please contact the national members directly.

See Where We Work for more information on member organisations.

How do I contact the Federation Humana People to People for media inquiries?

For all media inquiries please get in touch with our communications team, headquartered in Zimbabwe. If you would like to get in touch with a member directly, you can find their contact details on their website.

See Where We Work for more information on member organisations.

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