U.S. Embassy Awards Participatory Rural Development Organization a $25,000 Grant

Ambassador Palmer shakes hands with Luwani Refugee Camp RepresentativeU.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today signed a $25,000 grant to the Participatory Rural Development Organization (PRDO) to help over 13,000  refugees at Luwani Refugee Camp in Neno. The funds will improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene practices that will reduce the risk of disease outbreak among the refugees at  the camp.  Speaking at the signing ceremony Ambassador Palmer said, “It is my belief that implementation of this project will lead to increased availability of the much-needed water, sanitation, and hygiene that meet the immediate health needs of the ever increasing numbers of refugees at Luwani.”  PRDO will construct water and sanitation facilities such as boreholes and water kiosks, toilets, washing points, drainage around shelters, refuse disposal pits, as well as promote good sanitation and hygiene practices in the camp for over 13,000 people at Luwani Refugee Camp.

U.S. and Luwani Refugee Camp  Officials pose for a photo