A Letter From Our Founders

We are a husband/wife creative team (photographer/writer) who through many years of traveling to different countries around the world, became inspired to serve others in a way that would be woven into the fabric of our lives. Travel opens your eyes to both the beauty and injustice that pervades the planet and we wanted to do our part in contributing to the beauty. The work we do through Humanity Unified, helps us stay focused on the things that truly matter in life: connection, compassion, service and to be the ultimate caretakers of the planet and of each other.

Our hope is that through the educational programs Humanity Unified facilitates, more people will learn their basic human rights and start to think about, question and improve their situation through sustainable development initiatives. Strength, resilience and greatness come from within and it usually starts with possessing the knowledge to know that we as individuals have the power to change our circumstances.

Our goal is to develop programs that allow people to see the opportunity – no matter how bleak the circumstances may be – in every situation and to use the programs we facilitate as a means to lift themselves out of poverty and create a better world for all life on this planet. 

Peace + Love,

Maria & Anthony Russo



Powerful partners.

Our partnerships are formed over years. We make sure to understand the values of our on the ground cohorts and ensure that they align with our long term vision.


We are building our community at home in order to connect them with our growing community on the ground.

Impactful Implementation.

Our programs are built to last beyond our time with the communities we serve.

Evaluate & Monitor.

Constant communication and human metrics are used to evaluate our progress.


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