A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

Used clothes

2006 report exposes Tvind’s northern California operations

A hard-hitting 2006 investigation by San Francisco’s CBS 5 News exposes ‘Gaia Movement USA’, a used clothing collector then active in the Bay Area, and a related ‘volunteer training school’ called Campus California.

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BBC exposé of Tvind’s UK school for aid workers

Ex CICD student: “There’s nothing. There’s no information ― nothing.  You’re constantly kept busy, and then you’re sent out on the streets ― in Hull or northern towns ― to fund-raise.  By that I mean selling magazines.  And literally begging in the streets.”

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Denmark’s UFF-Humana Gives Nearly Nothing to Africa

Only 1.5 percent of the proceeds from UFF-Humana’s collection of used clothing goes to development projects in Africa. So how does the Danish aid charity spend the remaining funds? TvindAlert investigates. 

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Portuguese TV news investigation roasts Humana Portugal

PORTUGUESE TV CHANNEL RTP has aired a new and damning investigation into Humana Portugal, calculating that the supposed not-for-profit development charity gives only 13% of its revenue in Portugal to humanitarian work.

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Planet Aid under pressure after US radio investigation accuses it of playing $130M ‘shell game’ in Africa

Listen to the broadcast ‘Alleged Cult Leader Plays Shell Game with US Foreign Aid’ by the Center for Investigative Reporting in the USA, which has spent more than a year digging into Planet Aid Inc and the Tvind Teachers Group.

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London council removes ‘Gaia Movement’ box after complaint to MP

A ‘GAIA’ USED-CLOTHES DROP-IN BOX placed by the Teachers Group’s “Gaia Movement Trust” in London is to be removed following the intervention of the local MP.  Greenwich Council will remove the box in Plumstead, after the intervention by Matthew Pennycook, MP

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Now Humana takes over Copenhagen as clothing bin contract goes to UFF

FIVE MUNICIPALITIES IN THE Copenhagen area are contracting the civic collection of used clothing to Humana People-to-People’s Danish division, UFF. The decision marks a further step forward in Denmark for the Tvind Teachers Group.

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Humana, UFF make deal with Kiwi supermarket chain in Denmark

The Danish supermarket chain KIWI has made a joint-venture agreement with UFF (Ulandshjælp fra Folk til Folk), the Danish branch of the Tvind Teachers Group’s International Humana Federation, based in Switzerland and Zimbabwe.

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Exclusive: USAgain clothes bins denied by US city after ‘false information’ claims

USAgain, the Tvind Teachers Group used-clothes business in the USA, has been denied a licence to place collection bins in Minneapolis after allegedly giving ‘false information’, and because of ‘an association with international fugitives’.

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A to Z of Teachers Group used clothes enterprises worldwide

1. Planet Aid – in the U.S., an enormous, ‘nonprofit’, used clothes re-selling enterprise with yellow donation bins across the country.  In Britain, Planet Aid UK is a smaller, for-profit company.  Both are linked to a Swiss joint-stock company. 2. Humana... read more

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