U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer recently signed 13 small grants totaling $175,000 to various community organizations to help improve living standards in rural areas across Malawi. The grants will fund the construction of girls’ school hostels in Machinga, Mulanje, and Ntchisi, furnish a previously-funded girls hostel in Dedza, construct a library/laboratory in Mzimba and Machinga, water projects in Zomba and Blantyre, girls’ sanitary facilities in Thyolo, construct an under-five clinic in Mzimba, and a cervical cancer screening center in Zomba.
Speaking during the October 3 grants signing ceremony, Ambassador Palmer said, “We are proud to contribute to improving the living standards of your communities. We estimate that over 35,500 people will directly benefit from these projects. 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 U.S. Government is proud to partner with your communities to make these visions a reality.”
The small grants were made possible by the U.S. Government’s Economic Support Funds, Health and Development Program. Learn more about the U.S. Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund at: https://mw.usembassy.gov/…/fund…/ambassadors-self-help-fund/