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    A new Humana office launched in Ramokgwebana

    Residents from Ramokgwebana village and surrounding villages in the North East District of Botswana, came out in large numbers to celebrate the opening of a new Humana People to People project office when it was officially opened in October 2017. The office would serve as one of the two mobile teams under the Malaria E8 program operating in North…
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    Farmer’s Clubs program starts in Botswana

    Small scale farming in Botswana is the most important source of rural livelihoods and is vital to attaining national food security. Despite only contributing 2% to national GDP, over 80 % of Botswana’s rural population is dependent on agriculture for subsistence and income. However, Botswana’s small scale farmers are facing many challenges like…
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    GROW Youth Group Member takes charge of his life

    Some of the youth of Khonkhwa village seized the opportunity of joining GROW when they encountered HOPE Humana Mabutsane selling the idea to the community of Khonkhwa. They approached some people in the village who had already joined to find out more about GROW and decided to start their own youth group, TSHIPIDI in 2015. GROW (Grassroots Building…
  • CATCH strengthens the role of community leaders

    In Botswana tradition, the Chief in a community was always known to be the fundamental element of all activity in a village. Anything new that was brought to the village came in through the Chief; this may be a new campaign, a new government program, or even a new organization. As the Chief is in charge of that community; it is necessary that he be…
  • HUMANA Child Aid saved my life

    Jane Botsheja felt like she was at her very end when she met our people from Humana Child Aid. A resident of the town of Selebi Phikwe, Jane felt she had no more hope and had lost interest in all that was going on around her. She had no job; she had no source of income and as a result had no way of providing for her family. They were living in…
  • HPP will assist 22,000 mine workers, ex-mine workers and their family members to discover if they have TB and if they have, then support them to be cured

    Tuberculosis in Mining Societies (TIMS) program started

    Community Health Workers from Humana People to People Botswana (HPP) have started the work in the mining towns Palapye, Francistown and Selebi-Phikwe. The program is called TIMS package C: Tuberculosis Screening and Active Case finding. HPP will assist 22,000 mine workers, ex-mine workers and their family members to discover if they have TB and if…
  • The community invented a dash board for sharing their results and progress of activities in the efforts to stop new HIV infections and to share information about what they have done as a community using the CATCH approach.

    Community Dashboard launch in Taung

    Communities Acting Together to take control of HIV (CATCH) is a community-driven approach hosted by the traditional leadership (Kgosi), supporting the initiative and organizing of the villagers into action groups to arrange actions as a response to HIV and health issues in the community. The community invented a dash board for sharing their…
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    Humana People to People receiving an Award

    The District Health Management Team (DHMT) for the Greater Francistown area recently showed appreciation for the work that we do as Humana People to People by awarding us a Certificate of Appreciation through HOPE Humana Francistown. They held a Routine HIV Testing (RHT) Award Ceremony in Francistown on 2 September 2016, in which the area Member…
  • Demonstration Garden in HOPE Humana Palapye

    HOPE Humana is at the moment demonstrating a model bachelor garden in the demonstration plot. The project is welcoming interested garden farmers to visit the demonstration garden in Palapye. Everybody can make themselves a small food garden at home, growing lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumber and or beans. The bachelor garden consists of a 25kg…
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    Interview with chief Obusitswe Baker Solomon in Kanye

    HOPE Humana Kanye is producing a short film and therefore went to interview the chief on his opinion and recommendation to this HIV testing project. He said: The Humana HIV Home Based testing is a good initiative, as you know that going into a persons’ home, and talking to them in private about their health status, shows respect and…

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