Our Vision and Mission

Human Act is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in March 2016, when Djaffar Shalchi and Ané Maró decided they wanted to do their bit to make the world a more just and sustainable place, free from extreme poverty. They decided to donate approximately USD 30 million, partly in cash and partly as some of the properties in which they had made their fortune over the last decade. In 2019 they decided to donate further USD 5 million. 

Man making a sign saying tax the rich

Our Vision, Mission and Values


A just and sustainable world.


To transform the global distribution of wealth towards a more equitable society through awareness, action, and partnership.


To better the world, we value love, empathy, and generosity. Courage and belief in change are necessary, as is non-violence. Humility and forgiveness towards ourselves and others are also important.