The 13 local community organizations have received grants totaling $175,000 (about K130million) under the U.S. Embassy’s Economic Support Fund-Health and Development Africa Challenge Pilot Program.
The grants are expected to benefit over 35,000 people in the organizations’ area of operations.
US Ambassador, Virginia Palmer said during presentation of the grants that her country was proud to contribute to the improvement of livelihood of rural communities in the country.
“You have seen a vision of a better life for your families, of clean drinking water for your communities, of a safe place for your girls to go to school. And through your commitment and contributions, the United States Government is proud to partner with you to make these visions a reality,” said Palmer.
This year’s Health and Development grants is expected to fund construction of three girls’ hostels, three libraries/laboratories, one under-five clinic, one expectant mothers’ waiting shelter, 15 shallow wells in hard to reach areas, a girls sanitary facility, a cancer screening and awareness center, and furnish one girls’ hostel with beds and mattresses.
The grants benefitted projects are Action Hoper Malawi ($ 9,500), Concerned Youth Organization-Dziwe Waiting Shelter ($ 18,500), Champhira CDSS Library ($ 13,200), Chipala Community Day Girls Hostel ($ 18,000), Engucwini CDSS Library/Laboratory ($ 14,000).
Forud Water Project ($ 6,700), Youth for Sanitation-Kapichi Project ($ 7,000), Mtakataka Secondary School ($ 6,500), Mtende Health Clinic Project ($ 12,300), Namasika CDSS Girl’s Hostel ($ 18,500), Namphungo CDSS Girl’s Hostel ($ 18,500), Nasawa Cancer Screening Clinic ($ 18,800) and Puteya Secondary School Library/Laboratory ($ 13,500).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :