About UsThe Humpty Dumpty Institute is a unique non-profit organization that serves people in the developing world through the implementation of large-scale humanitarian projects and through its work with the United Nations.
Since 2007, the Humpty Dumpty Institute has implemented about $20 million worth of development projects in Angola, Mozambique, Eritrea, Lebanon, Armenia, Laos, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Pakistan. These projects are sponsored by individuals, foundations and governments.
In addition, we foster dialogue between the United Nations and the following four communities, all designed to help the U.N. become an even more effective institution.
- U.S. Congress and the American People
- Universities and Colleges
- Financial Community
- Arts and Entertainment Community
Who We Are
- Unique, innovative and effective international NGO focused on development work
and making the United Nations more effective.
- Congressional Advisory Board of over 20 sitting Members of the U.S. Congress.
- Strong Board of Directors who enjoy close ties with the United Nations and Governments
around the world.
- Staff with long international professional experience at the State Department
and the United Nations.
- Trained and equipped 100 UXO victims including amputees, female-headed households and ethnic minorities in Quang Tri Vietnam to grow and sell economically important mushrooms in order to improve their livelihoods.
- Funded expert team to clear 68,200 square meters of land in Quang Tri Vietnam contaminated with cluster munitions and unexploded ordnance.
- Fed 18,000 children in Laos for five years with daily nutritious snacks during school hours; repaired 148 schools providing them with clean water and latrines where needed; trained 540 teachers; and increased boys and girls regular school attendance in 150 communities.
- Removed 5,000 unexploded bombs from 150 schools and village areas in Laos making the land safe for travel, learning, building and farming.
- Improved lives of 20,000 people in Sri Lanka through mine clearance; dairy and agricultural training; medical and public health services; water supply and sanitation; and school feeding programs.
- Upgraded 33 pre-schools, built two medical clinics, and ten model farms in Sri Lanka and used funds generated from the dairy development project to destroy 693 anti-personnel mines, 158 unexploded ordnances and 568 small arms ammunitions.
- Improved healthcare practices; trained teachers; operated mobile medical clinics; and conducted adult literacy and other “catch up” education classes for adults in Sri Lanka.
- Cleared landmines and unexploded bombs from over five million square meters of land in Angola, Armenia, Laos, Lebanon, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam and, as a result, made it available again for agriculture production.
To learn more, please contact Joe Merante, Executive Director at +1 212-944-7111 or Joe.Merante@thehdi.org.