The Mission

Planet Aid's mission is to inform, mobilize, and inspire individuals and communities to work together to drive worldwide environmental and social progress. A 501(c)(3) organization, we employ a unique model to tackle sustainable development from many angles. In the U.S., Planet Aid’s collection of used clothing via its signature yellow donation bins helps reduce waste, promote reuse, and save landfills. Abroad, Planet Aid uses the funds generated from these collections to support development projects implemented by devoted partners to ensure good health, education, food security, and sustainable agriculture among the world’s poorest, most vulnerable populations. In 2019, Planet Aid donated more than $3.1 million, supporting 50 projects in 12 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.

Since its formation in 1997, Planet Aid has been committed to its overarching mission as a member of Humana People to People (HPP) – a network of independent, locally registered organizations, each operating autonomously with their own Board of Directors and local staff. Overall, HPP members are engaged in international solidarity, cooperation, and development to combat the world’s major humanitarian, social, and environmental challenges.

Humana People to People Federation Member Locations

The Federation for Associations connected to the International Humana People to People Movement, or HPP for short, was formed in 1996 by 16 national associations in Europe and Africa to strengthen cooperation and expand the impact of their work. Today, HPP includes 30 independent member associations across five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Collectively, these members reach approximately 12 million people annually through innovative programs in education, community development, sustainable agriculture and health. By working together as a network and leveraging local implementation, HPP is a conduit for lasting change in the third world. As individual organizations, all HPP members are located within the countries they serve. This facilitates opportunities for deep, meaningful connections with the people, community leaders, and governments in those nations.

Planet Aid builds the capacity of co-member organizations, specifically within the area of resource mobilization. Our U.S.-based partnership development professionals help HPP co-members navigate the U.S. government’s foreign aid system and acquire funds. This report highlights the work of Planet Aid, in conjunction with other HPP members, in community development, education, health, and sustainable agriculture.



HPP Members by Location

 

Africa

  • Angola — Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo em Angola — adpp-angola.org
  • Botswana — Humana People to People Botswana — hpp-botswana.org
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo — Humana People to People Congo — hpp-congo.org
  • Guinea Bissau — Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo na Guiné-Bissau — adpp-gb.org
  • Malawi — Development Aid from People to People in Malawi — dapp-malawi.org
  • Mozambique — Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo — adpp-mozambique.org
  • Namibia — Development Aid from People to People in Namibia — dapp-namibia.org
  • South Africa — Humana People to People in South Africa — hpp-sa.org
  • Zambia — Development Aid from People to People in Zambia — dappzambia.org
  • Zimbabwe — Development Aid from People to People in Zimbabwe — dapp-zimbabwe.org

 

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