Empowering people through locally-led community development projects

As a member of The Federation Humana People to People, we support a network of experienced, local organizations tackling the most pressing humanitarian, social and environmental challenges in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

In the U.S., we strengthen local community organizations who create sustainable development projects.

Planet Aid has supported development projects in Angola since 1998 through Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo, or ADPP Angola. Among other projects, Planet Aid has helped fund several education programs that provide technical and teacher training.

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Working with the locally led Humana People to People Belize (HPP-Belize), Planet Aid has supported Child Aid and Farmers' Clubs programs to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills needed to raise themselves out of poverty.

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Planet Aid has worked with Humana People to People Botswana (HPP-Botswana) to help those living with HIV/AIDS and other epidemics. Planet Aid also helped fund a Child Aid project in February 2006 to train the guardians of orphaned children in healthcare and childcare.

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Planet Aid has supported Humana Povo Para Povo em Brasil (HPP-Brazil) to promote sustainable farming and fishing as well as community development. HPP Brazil also launched its first Child Aid project in 2007 to improve family economies and provide aid for orphans.

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Planet Aid has funded Humana People to People Congo (HPP-Congo) and its efforts to address extreme poverty. Planet Aid secured its first grant for HPP-Congo from USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) to implement a Training Teachers and Changing Communities (TEACH) project.

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Planet Aid has supported Humana Pueblo a Pueblo—Ecuador (HPP-Ecuador) to create and implement sustainable educational, social assistance, preservation, and conservation development projects. Ecuador hosts multiple Child Aid projects and is home to the first Farmers' Club in the Americas.

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The vocational schools Planet Aid supported in Guinea Bissau provide invaluable technical skills training. In addition, Teacher Training Colleges train primary school teachers. Planet Aid has also supported a national response to HIV/AIDS national response and Farmers' Clubs.

More from the ADPP Guinea Bissau website

Working with Humana People to People India (HPP India), Planet Aid has supported a host of community development programs, including teacher training, microfinance, community-based diabetes detection and care, Total Control of the Epidemic and Farmers' Clubs.

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Planet Aid has supported Humana People to People (HPP) Laos' community development initiatives in the Bolikhamxay Province. In March 2018, HPP Laos signed an agreement with the Department of Health Bolikhamxay Province to focus on screening for tuberculosis (TB) in 57 focus villages.

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Planet Aid supports teacher training and macadamia nut production in Malawi. Our partner, Development Aid from People to People Malawi (DAPP Malawi), began operating in 1995, and has promoted community development, education, HIV/AIDS prevention, and sustainable agriculture.

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Planet Aid supports Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo (ADPP Mozambique) to build stronger communities. Some of the projects include: Nikhalamo Girls Stay in School; Planet Aid's flagship Food for Knowledge; Teacher Training Colleges; vocational schools; and preschools.

More from the ADPP Mozambique website

Planet Aid has raised funds for DAPP Namibia to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS through the Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) program. TCE works to mobilize behavior change throughout the general population and at-risk groups.

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Planet Aid funds Humana People to People-South Africa (HPP-SA), which operates several programs including TCE to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, and Child Aid Doornkop. Planet Aid has also helped fund Farmers’ Clubs, youth programs and preschools.

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The Planet Aid Capacity and Environmental (PACE) Grant was established in 2022 to support community-driven solutions to local challenges. In 2023, $25,000 PACE Grants were awarded to the Community Ecology Institute (CEI), Vehicles for Change (VFC), Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS), and the Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP).

Planet Aid has helped support several programs implemented by DAPP Zambia, including Child Aid to create safe and supportive living conditions,
Teacher Training Colleges to prepare future primary teachers, and Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS.

More from the DAPP Zambia website

Working with Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Zimbabwe, Planet Aid has funded a host of projects that provide child aid, teacher and technical, nutrition, epidemic prevention and Farms’ Clubs. DAPP Zimbabwe has almost 40 years of community development experience.

More from the DAPP Zimbabwe website


Creating access to quality education and training is the foundation for sustainable development

Committed teachers and skilled and educated people create stable and resilient societies. To address the existing shortage of qualified teachers, Planet Aid provides funding for Teacher Training in Africa and India. We support primary education and vocational training programs in Africa, Asia and the USA, enabling children and youth to develop a sound vision for themselves and their communities.

Focusing on prevention while increasing health awareness and healthy lifestyles

Diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis are a big challenge in Africa and Asia. Focusing on prevention is crucial to stop these diseases from spreading. We fund projects to prevent infection and remediate the negative impacts of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Programs like TCE and TC-TB focus on the active participation of people via referral for treatment and supporting those receiving treatment.
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Ensuring food security to empower subsistence farmers to rise out of poverty

Many farmers in developing countries live at the subsistence level, struggling with food security and malnutrition in their communities. We fund innovative programs which foster locally-led food security and climate resilient solutions like increasing crop yields and diversifying production. We have supported sustainable agriculture projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas, and funded food banks and community agriculture in our areas of operation in the U.S.

Strengthening and organizing communities for a better quality of life

Planet Aid has supported community development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America for more than two decades. These community development projects organize local structures in which families and individuals can work together to identify their challenges and create local solutions for the short and long term. The projects we fund help transform the social and economic status of families by promoting education, family economy, health, environmental protection and women’s empowerment.
When donating your clothes and shoes at our bright yellow bins, you're not just cleaning out your closet; you're helping communities thrive. Clothes collected by Planet Aid help fund international health, education and community development projects.
Planet Aid has been working with locally-led community development projects for over 25 years. Our various partners make a diverse and invaluable contribution to our ongoing work as we continue to seek opportunities to deepen our impact for people and the planet.