U.S. Ambassador Funds Thirteen Social and Economic Small Grants across Malawi

Lilongwe, October 10 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Robert Scott today awarded MK 138,981,245 million to 13 organizations working in ten districts across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassadors’ Special Self Help, U.S. Ambassadors’ PEPFAR Small Grant Program, and Julia Taft Small Grant.

Ambassador Scott presided over the signing ceremony saying: “Through these projects, we can contribute to improving the living standards of your communities. 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 American people are proud to partner with your communities to make these visions a reality.”

The 13 grant recipients are: 1) Center for the Development of People from Lilongwe district; 2) Saint John’s Hospital from Mzimba district/Mzuzu city; 3) Caring for Persons with Disabilities from Blantyre district; 4) Foundation for Community and Capacity Development from Nkhotakota district;  5) Positive Steps Malawi from Balaka district; 6) Foundation for Civic Education and Social Empowerment from Balaka district; 7) Nthumba Community Day Secondary School from Mzimba district; 8) EWS Foundation and Associates from Ntchisi district; 9) Kasupe Community Based Organization; 10) Tisange Mushroom Association from Mzimba district/Mzuzu city; 11) Mvera AIDS Support Organization from Dowa district; 12) Moto Briquetting Solutions from Mzimba district; and 13) Kasungu Wildlife Conservation for Community Development Association from Kasungu district.

The Small Grant Programs are designed to support community-driven development projects that address grassroots economic and social issues.  The program selects projects that 1) improve basic economic or social conditions at community and village level; 2) have a high-impact, can be quickly implemented, and benefit a large number of people; 3) involve a significant local contribution in labor, material, or cash; 4) are within the ability of the local community to operate and maintain; 5) are a direct response to the initiative and aspirations of the local community; and 6) make income-generating activities possible.

For more information on the U.S. Ambassador’s Small Grants Programs please visit:  https://mw.usembassy.gov/embassy/lilongwe/funding-opportunities/