Welcome to HPP Botswana
HPP envisions a well informed and equipped community with capacity to liberate itself from all forms of dehumanizing ills of society to be able to foster their own development
HPP was formed to implement projects to empower people with tools, knowledge and skills to foster own development in their own families, communities and the nation
Established in 2001, Humana People to People Botswana is a national non-profit development organization. Since the beginning, it has been involved in the transformation of poor communities struggling with the negative effects of abject poverty, harsh climatic conditions, scarcity of agricultural resources, and the persistence of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The organization carries out its projects through grassroots programs designed to empower people with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to create sustainable long term development. Over the past 16 years, HPP has on an annual basis directly impacted the lives of another 75, 000 disadvantaged people.
We work within programs
Humana People to People works alongside communities across the country to overcome the pressing issues that they face, issues in health, rural development, education and environment. Humana People to People has developed specific programs in each of these areas. Programs are constantly developed and adapted, including fighting alongside the poor, women’s economic empowerment, fighting HIV and AIDS, securing nutrition, conservation agriculture and preschool programs.
An example: HPP initiated the program Total Community Mobilization (TCM/ TCE). TCM was conducted mainly through door-to-door outreach by dedicated Field Officers and community volunteers to secure detailed knowledge on HIV and AIDS, decrease stigma and discrimination, form supporting structures, encourage people to get tested and understand the benefits of ARVs. The three years’ campaign reached all corners of society to about half of the Botswana population from 2001 to 2005. This was a frontrunner for the government to scale up ARV treatment.
We operate with projects and project leaders
Each of the districts where we work have a Humana People to People project that defines the geographical area and thereby the people involved in the action. Each project has a Project Leader who stays and works in the same area. The program assist the people to organize and to define the problems and define the solutions on a continuous basis with inputs and inclusion of all parties to the community. More staff might be there but a lot of volunteers connect themselves to the project.
We work in partnership with many
Humana People to People works in close cooperation with a strong network of community support partners, including the traditional leadership, local authorities, health agencies, NGOs, local and international bilateral and multilateral donors, business leaders, local entities and the Government of Botswana. These partnerships and networks have invariably yielded strong results.
Where we are
HPP worked during 2017 face to face with about 75, 000 people in 9 projects in the following districts and sub districts in Botswana: Ghanzi, Ngamiland West, Chobe, North East, Francistown, Selibe-Phikwe, Central Bobonong, Serowe-Palapye, Kweneng East, South East, Southern, Goodhope, and Mabutsane.