Humana People to People in South Africa (HPP-SA) is a Non-Profit-Company, also registered as a non-profit organisation. The organisation established its operations in South Africa in 1995 in order to respond to the needs of underprivileged South Africans and create a society with equal opportunities for all. It now operates in five provinces (Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape) reaching over 500 000 people each year.
HPP-SA’s work is organised in projects with the Project Leader as a mainstay of the daily work. All projects involve communities in fighting for their own development, by establishing local structures and empowering people to be self-reliant and supporting each other.
HPP-SA has built a strong network of partners and supporters across government agencies, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions. HPP-SA is a member of the Federation Humana People to People and draws inspiration and strengths from other members and the Federation Headquarters.
Humana People to People South Africa started in 1995 from humble beginnings in Soweto, when a small group of pioneers made a commitment to contribute to the development of the country.
It has grown steadily over the years, especially with the TCE program, Total Control of the Epidemic, as its most significant. The TCE program reached its height in the years 2008 to 2012, but is still active in some provinces. The program has reached more than 5 million South Africans and in close cooperation with the South African government and national and international donors contributed to South Africa being close to bringing the AIDS epidemic under control.
Child Aid, HOPE and Pre-schools of the Future (POF) are other projects, which HPP-SA has continued and started, where the most impoverished South African communities are supported to work together to create better living conditions for themselves.
Humana People to People in South Africa works with a diverse range of partners with whom we share the same social and human development objectives.
Partnerships are mutual: a partner may provide the funding needed for a project, while Humana People to People South Africa provides solutions, because it is rooted in a given community, has tried and trusted project concepts ready, and possesses the needed capacity. Partners include international, national and local governments, foundations, the private sector, multilateral agencies and international organisations.
Partnerships are key to our ability to create and maintain meaningful social and human development projects in accordance with the world’s development agenda.
Humana People to People maintains strong and active collaboration with its partners, through on-time delivery of both programmatic and financial reporting, through field visits or ongoing communication to exchange emerging challenges and lessons learned. We also offer good exposure to our partners through our website, social media and publications.
The Federation Humana People to People is a network of non-profit associations engaged in international solidarity, cooperation and development, with over 40 years of experience in creating development together with people and a commitment to tackle some of the world’s major humanitarian, social and environmental challenges.
Today, the Federation Humana People to People has 30 independent associations as members in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.
The members receive services from the Federation to reach their objectives as development organisations. The members benefit from sharing best practices from the regions, where similar conditions and challenges. Experiences can be adapted and replicated and contribute to people-centered solutions to epidemic control of HIV and TB and adaptation to climate change for instance.
The Sustainable Development Goals continue to serve as an overall point of reference for the activities undertaken by the Federation Humana People to People and its members.