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

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.

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.

Today the Federation Humana People to People has 30 independent associations as members from Europe and North America, and from Africa, Asia and South America, reaching more than 9.5 million people annually.

Members of the Federation Humana People to People are independent national associations who base their work on keen knowledge of the needs and potential of the communities where they are situated.

Member organisations in Europe and North America collect and sell second-hand clothes for reuse and expend the surplus to support development projects. These projects build human capacity and encourage people to join forces to make changes that improve their lives and their communities.

History

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.

Source of Funds

In 2018, members of the Federation Humana People to People spent approximately US$96.5 million on education and development projects world-wide. Income raised through development partnerships constituted the majority of total income at 70%. The remaining income was generated through collection and sales of second-hand clothing at 26.5% and other income was 5.5%.

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.

Expenditure of funds