Planet Aid has supported Humana Povo Para Povo em Brasil (HPP-Brazil) in sustainable farming and fishing as well as community development.
In 2014, HPP-Brazil began the Farmers’ Clubs Program with five projects 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.
Planet Aid supported six projects in 2017. Activities focused on animal rearing and vegetable gardens, which provide income for farmers. In 2017, the project reached over 5,000 farmers through meetings, training sessions, municipal events, and personal visits.
Similar to the Farmers’ Club, the Fishers’ Clubs in Bahia Pesca, Brazil, seek to improve the sustainable management of natural resources and empower local fishermen and women to diversify their diets, increase food security, market their product, and broaden their social network so that they can be integral to business decisionmaking in their sector. This project, supported by Planet Aid in 2017, served 1,250 fishing families, reduced poverty, and increased the participants’ belief in their own capacity to succeed. More citizens are now actively engaging their communities, connecting with thousands of other fishermen and women to further progress on key issues of health, food production, education, and social welfare.
With the support of Planet Aid and its donors, HPP Brazil launched its first Child Aid project in Cansanção, in the State of Bahia, in 2007. From 2007 to 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 relaunched in February 2016 to cover Cansanção, Tucano, and Quijingue. Through Child Aid, HPP-Brazil reached 1,500 people in Tucano (the project supported by Planet Aid in 2017) via activities such as marches, parades, cultural activities, and festivals. In addition, more than 1,500 people were positively impacted by various health campaigns.