People Helping People International (PHPI) is a non-profit organization that provides aid directly to people around the world who make two dollars or less per day through microseed loans. For them, help is not a welfare program but a loan which, when paid back, provides dignity and empowerment and can enable the poor to double their two-dollar-a-day income. When you give through PHPI's microseed loan program, you know your donation reaches the person or community you want to help. We work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to identify people in need. We post a picture of the person or group and a description of how the loan will be used on our website. You choose which project you want to support. Your donation, which is tax deductible, is directed to that person or group. When it is repaid, you redirect the principal to another person or group. When you become a supporter of PHPI, your helping hands join together with many others to bring hope into the lives of the poor. It is through your faith, if only the size of a mustard seed, that you will help us move mountains of need to become mountains of joy. People Helping People International encourages you to explore our site and determine how you, too, can sow microseed loans of unconditional love.

Our Mission

People Helping People was founded on the belief that every person is born of Love with a mission to grow and give their love unconditionally to others. Our mission is to provide the opportunity for our donors to fulfill their mission of giving a helping hand to people in need without changing their culture. In this way together we can with but the faith in a mustard seed move mountains of need to mountains of joy.

Our Vision

BECAUSE OUR MICRO SEED PROGRAM IS EMPOWERED BY DONORS WHO BELIEVE IN GIVING UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

In Matthew 6:3 Jesus said, "but when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Thus, when our donors give to PHPI, we give their donation to our partner NGO who makes the loan or funds a project enabling our donors to give unconditionally.

BECAUSE YOU MAY SEE WHAT THE SOWING OF YOUR MICRO SEEDS YIELD

PHPI believes in providing connectivity and transparency to our Donors. By posting pictures, videos and descriptions for our loans and projects so our donors are able to see and choose what they would like us to fund and sow micro seeds of love.

BECAUSE YOUR MICRO SEED DONATIONS MAY LIVE ON

The management of the re-funding process from each Micro Seed Account may be passed on to your heirs so that your giving may continue on and on.

What is Microfinance?

"Microfinance is the supply of loans, savings, and other basic financial services to the poor."

As the financial services of microfinance usually involve small amounts of money - small loans, small savings etc. The term "microfinance" helps to differentiate these services from those which formal banks provide. The reason they are small is because someone who doesn't have a lot of money isn't likely to want to take out a $5,000 loan, or be able to open a savings account with an opening balance of $1,000, therefore -"micro".

Examples of Some Alternative Strategies

Grants can be used to help overcome the social isolation, lack of productive skills, and low self-confidence of the extreme poor, and to prepare them for eventual use of microcredit. Small grants and other financial entitlements can work well as first steps to "graduate" the poor from vulnerability to economic self-sufficiency. A successful example is the BRAC Income Generation for Vulnerable Groups Development program in Bangladesh. This program has graduated more than 660,000 destitute women through free food, training, health care, and savings to BRAC's mainstream microcredit program.

Investments in infrastructure, such as roads, communications, and education, provide a foundation for economic activities. Community-level investments in commercial or productive infrastructure (such as market centers or small-scale irrigation schemes) also facilitate business activity.

Employment programs prepare the poor for self-employment. Food-for-work programs and public works projects fit this model. In many cases, these programs may be out of reach for cash-strapped local governments but within the purview of donors.

Non-financial services range from literacy classes and community development to market-based business-development services. While non-financial services should be provided by separate institutional providers, there are clear, complementary links with the demand for and impact of microcredit. For example, improved access to market opportunities stimulates - and depends on - securing credit to cover the costs (product design, transport, etc.) of taking advantage of those opportunities.

Legal and institutional reforms can create incentives for microfinance by improving the operating environment for both microfinance providers and their clients. For example, streamlining microenterprise registration, abolishing caps on interest rates, loosening regulations governing non-mortgage collateral, strengthening the judicial system, and reducing the cost and time of property and asset registration can foster a supportive climate for micro loans."

Tracy Evans, 3x Olympian and founder of Kids Play International, uses sport and the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Fair Play to promote gender equity in communities impacted by genocide. Currently, KPI has a year round sport for development program, Let's Play Fair! in Gatagara, Rwanda. LPF has 112 children, ages 7-12 and 13-18 years old from 3 partner schools. Each group meets twice weekly along with a Sunday community day that is open to all.

About Athlete Ambassador Program
Kids Play Int'ls athlete ambassadors inspire, share, educate, and challenge. They inspire others through their best practices and positive lifestyle. They share their passion and experience. They educate on the importance of promoting gender equity. Last but not least, they challenge others to do the same. Kids Play Int'l is partnering with Olympic and professional athletes who understand how the power of sport can make a difference in the lives of kids in communities impacted by genocide.

The Athlete Ambassador program offers athletes the opportunity to travel with a purpose to help further Kids Play Int'ls mission, partner with other like-minded Olympic and professional athletes, and more!

For more information on Kids Play Int'l or how to become an Athlete Ambassador please visit our website at: KidsPlayIntl.org

Not An Athlete?
Please visit our website at KidsPlayIntl.org to see ways you can GET INVOLVED or Travel with a Purpose!

Meet Us

Robert Evans Sr. | Founder

Robert M. Evans is the founder of People Helping People International and also acts as volunteer director of the PHPI. Prior to founding PHPI, he was chairman of the board and CEO of Dietary Consultants Inc. which provided management services to nursing homes, hospitals and colleges. He then established Data Control Technology International which is the leading provider of dietary software to nursing homes.

Mary Lee Talbot | Director of Administrative Services

Mary Lee Talbot is an author, editor, researcher and Presbyterian minister. She has a Ph.D. in history and education from Columbia University, and a M. Div. from Andover Newton Theological School and B.A. from the College of Wooster. She has worked for the General Assembly staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and is currently a free lance writer and editor.

Tracy Evans | Kids Play International

Kids Play International is a partner of PHPI operated by Tracy Evans, a three-time Olympian and a member of the U.S. Ski Team, who owns Athlete Source Casting in Park City, Utah. She developed KPI out of her love of sports, her concern for Rwandans affected by the genocide 20 years ago and her desire to see girls develop strong and healthy attitudes toward life. Tracy received the Female Athlete Philanthropist of the Year award from United Athletes Foundation in 2011. Jerry Rice received the male award.