The Founders

This is us on a rainy afternoon in Kigali


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: love, compassion and service to others.

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. 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. 

Peace + Love,

Maria & Anthony Russo

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