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Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund Recipients Announced

Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund Recipients Announced

Today U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone June Carter Perry authorized grants for thirteen local organizations selected to receive 2009 US Agency for International Development (USAID) Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program funding totaling $90,000 or about 340 million Leones. 

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund (SSH) is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to respond directly to local requests for small community-based development projects in African countries. It is structured to encourage communities to be self-reliant and undertake similar activities on their own in the future.

Thirteen organizations were selected to receive 2009 SSH program funding: Rogbalan Community Development Committee, Fadugu DEC School, Fintonia/Yamba Community Oil Palm Project, Massa Development Association, Niagorehun Kabondeh Farmers Association, Tinkifirah Descendants Association, Magbema Agricultural Community Development Association, Deseret Women Sierra Leone, Dankawalie Descendants Association, YWCA Vocational Institute, Sierra Leone International Mission School, Muwatima United Development Organization and the Tabonor Women’s Group. 

All projects were selected for their potential to achieve social and economic change in specific communities, with special emphasis on projects that aid at-risk groups, education or agricultural development.

For more information on this event and the SSH program, please visit: http://freetown.usembassy.gov.

Ibrahim Tommy, Press Assistant, U.S. Embassy – Sierra Leone

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  • The noble youth club would be very grateful if you please mail your application form to enable apply for some funding to enable save life’s.
    than you

    7th March 2010
  • Makari gbanti Aweareness social organisation is looking out for funding in Agriculture, Health and Education.any little help will be appreciated in kind or cash.

    LOUIS A.sesay

    28th January 2010

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