Humana People to People India is a member of the Federation of Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement, also known as Humana People to People (HPP). The Federation is registered in Switzerland and has its international headquarters in Shamva, Zimbabwe. HPP grew out of the anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Southern Africa in the 1970s and has continued its development work rooted in a commitment to fight alongside the poor in a collective process that supports people to make changes, improve their lives and solve their problems.
HPP is an international membership organization, which at present comprises 32 independent national associations working in 43 countries on five continents. The members are non-profit organizations, working in the field of international development and cooperation. HPP members presently operate more than 700 developmental projects reaching out to more than 13 million people on a yearly basis, engaging 200,000 community volunteers and providing employment for 10,000 people. HPP organizations have been active for more than 35 years with long-term development projects within Education, Agriculture and Rural Development, Health and the Big Epidemics, Community Development, Environment and Recycling of Clothes.
The objective of the Federation is to provide a framework for the cooperation between the member organizations and a body through which they can discuss issues of common interest, share experiences, provide support in program development, increase their efficiency and speak with a common voice in international development fore, thereby increasing the influence of their programs.
The development work that the members do today is diverse, but all based on fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor. Most of the development projects are located in rural areas and slums, where they centre on people organizing together in their communities to take an active role in creating changes with positive effects upon their lives.
To learn more about the Humana People to People Federation please visit the website: http://www.humana.org