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Protection of forests Protection of forests is a huge challenge in Zimbabwe’s rural areas where the survival of the basically agro-based livelihood is highly linked to the environment with trees being central to the rural life. Firewood for cooking, timber for house construction, clearance of new fields on arable land and the curing of tobacco form the major threats associated with tree conservation in Shamva District. Used clothes – the engine behind humanitarian aid For non-profit organizations, the collection and sales of clothes is equally beneficial. Recycling provides needed cash to fund humanitarian projects. Planet Aid is among the nation’s largest charitable clothing recyclers. In 2010, Planet Aid alone collected nearly 100 million pounds of unwanted clothing – the equivalent weight of 254 Boeing jumbo jets. Since 1997, this and other funding has allowed Planet Aid to provide $70 million in direct or in-kind support to programs addressing health, education, job training, disease-prevention, farming, and child aid on three continents. Activating a powerful synergy And to think it all starts with a simple donation of a kid’s shirt or a pair of too tight designer jeans. It is this small act repeated by many across the nation that sets in motion a synergistic ripple effect, creating multiple benefits for people and the planet. Planet Aid UK Planet Aid UK donated £10,000 pounds to the action, which covered the establishment of the tree nursery, procurement of the plastic sachets, seedlings, logistics and other costs associated with the tree planting. Humana People to People extends its gratitude to the people of the United Kingdom for their contributions to a better environment, in England where second hand clothes are donated and in Zimbabwe where the 25,000 trees were planted. Humana ADPP
15.5.12 10:04


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Development That Puts Children First - Child Aid At the same time in these and other countries, Child Aid projects have been building preschools, offering adult literacy and maternal health classes, organizing youth clubs, planting fruit trees, and building playgrounds. U.S. buried under mounting clothes pile With each American disposing an average of 67 pounds of textiles a year, recycling is the best solution to the mounting pile of unwanted clothing. Not only does recycling protect our environment, it serves to provide usable clothes to the millions who may never own a new garment in their lifetime. Used clothes and shoes also serve as a global source of jobs and income for one-person shops, small businesses, and international firms that employ many more. tree planting action As a response to deforestation, Humana People to People planted 25,000 eucalyptus and moringa trees in more than 100 villages in Zimbabwe between Christmas and the New Year 2011. The idea of the tree planting action was to build awareness in the local communities of Shamva district on environmental conservation, global warming and encourage people to think globally and act locally. Humana People to People used the festive season to plant trees with the local community in their villages. Hungry for Used Clothes After collection, clothes may be sold to a grading company to be sorted by material, type, and quality, ranging from “cream of the crop” garments for a high-end vintage shop, to “low-grade” T-shirts that are shredded and remade into polishing cloths. In between are multiple categories –—“tropical mix” wearables for warm climates, or items like belts and caps. Only better items or “shop quality” garments are hung in one of 12,000 thrift stores across the U.S. Amazingly only 20 percent of all donated clothes are sold in thrift stores or secondhand shops. The bulk of all donations are eventually exported to overseas markets where demand is high. Twenty percent may be remanufactured into industrial wiping cloths, another 25 percent may be converted back to raw fiber for reuse as insulation or paper products. In the U.S. alone, nearly 3,000 recyclers handle the surplus of textile goods. Humana DAPP
14.5.12 10:16

Humana Movement DAPP

The Future of Food and Farming' Challenge and Choice for Global Sustainability At the beginning of 2011 the UK Government Office for Science published a report called 'The Future of Food and Farming' Challenge and Choice for Global Sustainability. It simply says that. 'We have to act- Without change the global food system will continue to degrade the environment and compromise the world’s capacity to produce food in the future. One of the findings of this report is that one billion people go hungry, one billion people suffer from hidden hunger through lack of vitamins and minerals and one billion people eat too much, spawning a new public health epidemic involving chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart problems. Staving Off Hunger in Zimbabwe with HIV/AIDS An estimated 35 percent of all children in Zimbabwe suffer from stunted growth, 2 percent are malnourished, and 16 percent are underweight. Zimbabwe ranks among the top ten highest HIV prevalence countries in the world. HIV has left nearly one million children orphaned, which represents 25 percent of all children in the country. The HIV/AIDS death toll is exacerbated when families cannot afford food, medicine, treatment or transport to medical facilities. By providing the most vulnerable members of the population with a high-protein soup mix, Planet Aid seeks to improve their ability to cope with the effects of food insecurity. People living with AIDS will benefit from a nutritious, diversified diet, helping to boost their immune systems. Beneficiaries are expected to gain weight and children are expected to have improved cognitive abilities. Development That Puts Children First Child Aid seeks to create safe and supportive living conditions for children and their families across all sectors of a community. It embraces a “people centered” approach that empowers participants to become agents of change. The formation of Village Action Groups (VAGs) comprise a core part of the program and are a key mobilizing force. Each VAG is comprised of 35-40 families. Humana People to People
11.5.12 09:21

Humana Planet Aid Movement

The Long Term Approach to International Aid Development “Tired of Starving Children Photos?” That was the title of a recent story on AlertNet, a humanitarian news website. It brought to light the delay in procuring aid in advance of a predicted drought and subsequent famine in 2011. Dependent on Emergency Aid The unfortunate reality is, despite their best efforts, governments, funders, and international relief organizations must overcome multiple obstacles – logistics, politics, and cumbersome regulations, among them – before they can mobilize and deliver aid. However, more often than not, the international aid community makes a truly remarkable and monumental effort to secure aid and provide relief, when and where it’s needed. The task of gathering and delivering resources and manpower is an extraordinary undertaking even under the best of circumstances. And even more so, when racing against the clock or in unpredictable situations – a natural disaster or war zone, for example. But how often can organizations and governments be counted on to deliver “just-in-time” aid to stricken areas? There is no obvious answer or magical solution, but there is a proven strategy to lessen the dependence of lesser-developed populations on emergency relief. Prevention vs. Cure In the past 50 years the number of children who die every year from hunger, malnutrition, and disease has decreased from 20 million to less than 8 million. The proportion of people living in extreme poverty has been cut in half in the same time frame. That still leaves some staggering numbers to overcome, but the improvement is significant. These results came about for many reasons, but key among them was the focus on anticipating and preventing crises rather than simply shipping emergency aid. In For The Long Haul At Planet Aid, emphasis is placed on long-term programs to address the underlying cause of the problem or issue. Multi-year support of programs that address education deficits, health concerns, food security issues, and lack of job skills, are hallmarks of Planet Aid’s mission. Having a consistent in-country presence, year-in and year-out, in the same villages and communities is essential to the organization’s steady, but measurable progress. Humana People to People
8.5.12 09:24

Humana Second-hand Movement

building up the health sector in a variety of ways ADPP contributes to building up the health sector in a variety of ways. The first HOPE project, part of the fight against HIV, was started in Angola in 1997 in Benguela, followed by HOPE Cabinda in the year 2000. Both projects offer information and practical support to those infected or affected by HIV. Community Health Agent project 2010 In 2010, the Community Health Agent project started in Kunene where ADPP is working together with a variety of partners, including the provincial government, as part of an integrated strategy to revitalize health services in the province. ADPP is responsible for community mobilization and awareness regarding basic health, as well as forging links between the community, health service providers and the authorities. schools-based community health projects In addition, ADPP has a number of schools-based community health projects ongoing in 2010. In all municipalities in Zaire province, school teachers and children are organised to promote malaria prevention. In Benguela, a similar project aims at promoting community control of malaria and HIV. A third community health project involved nutrition education in 10 provinces. HOPE projects in Cabinda and Benguela The HOPE projects in Cabinda and Benguela have traditionally helped those infected or affected by HIV. In 2010, HOPE Benguela also began working to combat malaria, which is an enormous health risk in the province and the country. Both HOPE projects operate HOPE Centres, which functions as drop-in resource centre for the community. They also reach the population through campaigns in markets and other public places, through schools and work place programs, via training sessions for police and miliary, via the distribution of condoms, informative pamphlets and much more. Humana Movement
7.5.12 10:11

Humana UFF Movement

Planet Aid is Born In 1997 a small group of individuals came together in the Boston area with the idea of doing something good for the planet and the poor. To support their efforts, they started a nonprofit to save used clothing from disposal. They then sold the clothing they collected to raise needed funds. Despite only having a few bins and a rented storage unit, success came quickly. Soon their intake of used clothes began to overflow the rented space. With more and more donated clothes coming in every day, the group moved to a small warehouse. Though growing fast, the aim remained the same: expand global environmental sustainability and mobilize resources to end poverty. It was thus fitting that the new charity was christened “Planet Aid.” Fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Mozambique Planet Aid is a long time supporter of the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa and elsewhere, we support ADPP Mozambique as a partner in the fight against this deadly disease and their effort to prevent the spread through information and education. ADPP Mozambique has partnered with Johnson and Johnson to utilize community-based approaches to address issues related to the global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, focusing on the implementing of the TCE – (Total Control of the Epidemic) program in the 3 neighborhoods of the Municipal Administrative Posts of Influence and Machava, in the Municipal district of Matola. Activities are carried out by 50 Field Officers who work with the support of more than 500 active Passionate (volunteers), who participate voluntarily in the activities, coming together to take control of the HIV epidemic. Planet Aid Delivers Personal “Thank You” Over the Holidays In the Spirit of Gratitude,Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve Planet Aid employees hit the streets to individually thank 2,800 business owners and community representatives for hosting Planet Aid donation bins at their respective locations. In the process, Planet Aid staffers logged thousands of miles to visit inner city, suburban, and rural Planet Aid bin sites in 22 states. Of Planet Aid’s 13,000 site hosts, many include small businesses, major department and grocery stores, fuel stations, mini-marts, shopping centers, as well as churches, schools, and local civic/community centers. Humana Planet Aid
4.5.12 09:39

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Dec. 1 -World AIDS Day – How TCE and Planet Aid Make a Difference, Every Day Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Since its inception in 1997 Planet Aid, has supported programs to combat disease and epidemics like HIV/AIDS. One such program is TCE – Total Control of the Epidemic – operated by members of the Federation Humana People to People worldwide. TCE utilizes a community-based approach to address issues related to the global HIV/AIDS Epidemic. The objective is to provide individuals with the knowledge and tools to empower themselves against HIV/AIDS. 20,000 Angolan Families Receive Clothing Receiving a box of used clothing may not seem like much, but to people surviving on little more than a dollar a day it makes a significant difference. In many rural and remote areas of Angola, what little money people earn must go to necessities like food and shelter, and if there is enough left over, maybe medical care. Staving Off Hunger in Zimbabwe From early spring through mid-summer is a time of year commonly referred to as the “hungry season” in parts of Zimbabwe. This is a period when food from the previous season’s crops is running dangerously low and new crops are not ready to yield their harvest. During this critical hunger period, Planet Aid and DAPP Zimbabwe have been delivering high-protein meals to individuals who are participating in development programs that help them rise from poverty. The meals provide an important boost to these individuals, assisting them in continuing to grow during a vulnerable period. Development That Puts Children First Planet Aid uses the proceeds it generates by selling used clothing to support smallholder farmers, strengthen education, increase HIV/AIDS prevention, and create community development. An example of one type of development model supported by Planet Aid is the Child Aid Program. Child Aid is implemented by members of Humana People to People in many countries. Planet Aid has been supporting Child Aid projects in Belize, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, India, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. [link=]Humana second-hand clothing[/link]
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