As well as being one of the top comedy booking agencies in the UK, Stand Up For Humanity is part of registered charity Finsbury Park Arts (AKA Blighty Arts).
All the money we make is given as a mico-finance or “good faith” loan to some of the poorest people in the world, so that they can start their own business, with all loans then paid “forward” to then next person who needs help. This work is based on the Nobel Peace Prize winning model of micro-finance founded by Muhammad Yunus, as detailed in his book Banker to the Poor. Targeted primarily at women, and with a loan success rate of over 95 percent, it has proven that giving loans for business building purposes the single most effective way to lift people out of poverty, one person at at time.
So far we have enabled hundreds of women in rural India and now East Africa to earn a living in their community by running their own business. And as we work with top stand ups to organise the night and put it on, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show!
Be the change you wish to see