Tag: Human Needs Project


Human Needs Project – Connie Nielsen

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In 2010, while making the movie “Lost in Africa”, actress Connie Nielsen spent time working in Kibera, Nairobi. She was struck by the deprivation experienced by the poorest in the slum, the suffocating inability to gain and economic foothold, living among open sewers and untreated human waste effluent, with education a seemingly unaffordable luxury. When […]


Announcing Our Latest Grantees!

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We’re delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s second round of grants (see the February 2015 grantees here), as well as the 2015 Jerry Garcia Award. Thanks to our recipients for the great work they do, and thanks to you for helping us help them!   Jerry Garcia Award Creative Alliance  $10,000 Grants 509 […]


Human Needs Project


Human Needs Project is a nonprofit engine that creates social enterprises in slums. HNP builds Town Centres, which are “infrastructure for opportunity”—both physical infrastructure for clean water and sanitation, and social infrastructure that provides information, skills training, access to credit and computers, and community ownership. These Town Centres are social enterprises that are financially and environmentally […]