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United States Government Funds 18 Social and Economic Small Grants across Malawi
November 6, 2023

Lilongwe – The U.S. Embassy awarded approximately $225,000 (MWK 262 million) to 18 organizations working in 11 districts across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Fund, and the Julia Taft Fund.

U.S. Ambassador David Young presided over the signing ceremony last week saying: “Though we refer to these projects as small grants, their impact on communities in Malawi is substantial.  Over the years, we have seen that a modest investment, with a significant amount of community participation, can lead to lasting improvements in people’s lives.”

The Small Grants Programs support community-driven development projects that address grassroots economic and social issues.  The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund is a flexible grass-roots assistance program for small community-based development projects.  The PEPFAR Small Grants Program funds community-based HIV/AIDS programs, and the Julia Taft Fund addresses critical unmet needs of refugees with high impact projects.

To learn more about the implementing partners and the activities funded by the grants, please contact the following people at the recipient organizations:

Grant Organization Contact Name Phone Number
ASSH Global Link Concern Wongani Mwasinga  884017225
Nkhoma Mission Hospital Beth Stuebing 981382077
Divine Relief Aid Outreach Robson Kondowe 991857087
Lukonkhowe Milk Bulking Group Gilbert Banda 999284908
Chipanga Progressive Farmers Deus Kumcheza 998257425
PEPFAR Angaza Foundation Godfrey Kambewa 996263843
Community Forum Joshua Malunga 888451874
EWS Foundation and Associates Harvey Mayembe 999034850
National Association for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi Paul Manyamba 994244018
Positive Steps Clement Chiwala 993118539
Kachila Youth Initiative William Ngwira 888382492
Pentecostal Charismatic Network Rev E. Chaponda 881255562
Life Concern Peter Gondwe 999948588
Umunthu Plus Mavuto Jawado 999196535
Mlambe Health and Social Trust Lucky Nyasulu 999789809
Julia Taft Salama Africa Toussaint Farini 997476065
Community Health Rights Aniz Mitha 993640940
Inua Advocacy Florisa Magambi 995352039