PROJECT HUMANITY

Key West, FL   |  www.projecthumamity.com

Mission

Project Humanity's mission is to work with local leaders in Africa to identify and develop sustainable projects that emphasize women's empowerment with a focus on health care, literacy, and micro financing through international volunteerism.

Ruling year info

2005

Founder and Executive Director

Mr. Darren Tipton

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Richard Madison

Main address

PO Box 5814

Key West, FL 33045 USA

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Formerly known as

DoMissions

EIN

20-1412543

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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In many parts of Africa women and girls remain disenfranchised and have limited access to healthcare, books, or financial products. Our mission to promote women's empowerment through international volunteerism focuses on these three areas which are foundational to health, education, and financial freedom.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Micro Finance

Project Humanity has provided training on Rotating Savings and Credit Accounts (ROSCAs) and initial start-up funding on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The program currently benefits 18 small businesses on the island.

Population(s) Served

Partner with other local and international organizations to enable the establishment of libraries in Homa Bay and Migori counties.

Population(s) Served

Educate and promote the importance of receiving prenatal care through the delivery of prenatal care kits to women to delivery their baby in a local clinic or hospital.

Population(s) Served

Promote the cause of service to others through international volunteerism. Project Humanity recruits individuals from all walks of life who have an interests in assisting others through international volunteerism and provides the training and other support to make it happen.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

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Context Notes

A primary mission of Project Humanity is to promote women's empowerment through international volunteerism to Kenya and Zambia. Volunteers from the U.S. and Canada make 10-21 day trips.

Number of books distributed

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Related Program

Literacy

Context Notes

In partnership with African Library Project, and Rongo University, Project Humanity is working to open school and community libraries in southwest Kenya. Each library is comprised of 1000 books.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

- Initiate and maintain a sustainable micro finance program to assist in the fostering of economic and community development in Kenya and Zambia.

- In cooperation with the Kenyan Ministry of Education and other partners, work to reduce the school drop-out rate for girls through access to books and other others opportunities that promote women's empowerment.

- Promote prenatal care and children's health through the Purple Slip Campaign. The campaign provides an incentive for expectant mothers to seek prenatal care by giving away newborn kits at local clinics. The kits contain newborn outfits, blankets, and feminine products for new mothers.

Project Humanity's definition of “women's empowerment" is intentionally interdisciplinary. We believe that women will be most successful when they and their children are healthy, educated, and have access to the financial resources necessary to care for their families. When these conditions are met they can more effectively contribute to strengthening their community. Thus, the pillars of our mission statement are women's and children's health through pre and post-natal care, literacy, and micro finance. The delivery of prenatal care packs through our Purple Slip Campaign has a singular focus on creating an incentive for expectant women to seek prenatal care and to be informed of their own health status as a means to help them give birth to healthy babies. In the area of Kenya where we work 97% of girls don't complete high school because they either can't afford books and uniforms, because they have become pregnant, or they are required to work to support a family. Lack of education perpetuates poverty, which leads to other forms of despair. Our goal is to ensure that anybody who has a desire to learn has access to books. But education can only be put to use if someone also has access to a job and the resources necessary to create opportunity, which is why access to banking or other financial products is necessary.

Project Humanity recruits and relies on medical professional and students, educators, and business leaders as a means to carry out its programs and to promote international volunteerism.

The organization has a well established team of leaders in both the U.S. and in Kenya that coordinate closely with government and community leaders to ensure programs are meeting local needs. Additionally, Project Humanity has established relationships with other organizations with complimentary missions to more effectively leverage resources.

To date we have assisted over 200 women receive prenatal care and deliver healthy babies in local clinics or hospitals; provided Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) trailing in Kenya and Zambia; opened 32 libraries in southwest Kenya and are on track to open 60 more in 2018. We've trained and helped open 18 small businesses through our micro-finance strategy in Kenya, and we're helping women to learn business skills and abandon sex trade in Zambia. We're also helping everyday American's to learn about and engage in international volunteerism.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PROJECT HUMANITY

Board of directors
as of 5/28/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rich Madison

CSBS

Term: 2010 - 2019

Amy Sciacca

Jennifer Jensen

Stanford Furniture

Jeff Shilling

Oasis Tech

Courtney Bingham

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, TX

Emily Matson

Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No