Humana People-to-People is wearing ‘new clothes’ in the Netherlands.
The Tvind Teachers Group’s previous used clothing collection organisation in the country, Humana Netherlands, had been having problems with the Dutch charity registration authority, the Central Bureau on Fundraising (CBF).
Registration with the CBF offers all kinds of benefits for genuine charities.
Cause of the problem with the CBF: Humana Netherlands’ ties to the Tvind Teachers Group, whose leaders are Interpol-listed fugitives wanted in their native Denmark for serious financial crimes.
Solution? Take over another used clothes collection organisation, in this case a well-known Dutch charity called KICI. Officially it’s called a merger between Humana Netherlands and KICI, resulting in the new name ‘Sympany.’
However, it’s still a Teachers Group organisation. Nearly all of Sympany’s revenue is going to Teachers Group subsidiaries, especially in Africa.
And, since its inception on 1 January 2015, Sympany has collected handsomely. For instance, a donation of 600,000 Euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.
Where there’s money, there’s also the Tvind Teachers Group. New name, same swindle.
The Sympany website’s announcement on 8 January 2015, here, is in Dutch, but you can try running the text through an online translation website.