In 2014, HPP-Brasil began the Farmers’ Clubs Program in Brazil with five projects located in Cansanção, Quijingue, Monte Santo, Tucano, and Itiúba. Farmers’ Clubs mobilizes small-scale farmers to work together to diversify crops, increase crop yields, and implement soil and water conservation methods. The Program also organizes farmers into support groups, which are then trained in sustainable farming methods. This training results in increased productivity, income, and food security for farmers and their families.
Two new projects were added in 2015, one in Filadélfia and one in Queimadas, and an additional four were added in 2016. Farmers' Clubs currently operates a total of nine projects in Brazil, which are located in Cansanção, Quijingue, Tucano, Filadélfia, Queimadas, Recôncavo 1, Recôncavo 2, Velho Chico, and Costa do Descobrimento.
Within its first year, the program reached a total of 5,100 farmers in Brazil. In 2016, the program reached 11 municipalities, helping over 100 communities. Activities over the last year were focused on animal rearing and vegetable gardens, which provide income for farmers to earn money for investing in their property. In 2016, the project reached over 2,000 farmers through meetings, training events, fairs, municipal events, and personal visits.
With the support of Planet Aid and its donors, Humana Povo a Povo em Brasil (HPP-Brazil) launched its first Child Aid project in Cansanção, in the State of Bahia, in 2007. From 2007-2013, the Child Aid program built capacity based on the needs of each community, ranging from improving the family economy to providing aid for orphans and vulnerable children.
The project was relaunched in February 2016 to cover Cansanção, Tucano, and Quijingue. It works with poor rural families helping to create a better future for their children.
Through Child Aid, HPP-Brazil reached 2,500 people through activities, such as marches, parades, cultural activities, and festivals. In addition, more than 2,500 people were reached by various health campaigns. For example, the Xô Mosquito campaign aimed to prevent the proliferation of the yellow fever mosquito.
Some of the project activities that focus on the environment and education and capacity building will not be implamented until the 2017 reporting period.