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October 13, 2022

United States Government Funds 18 Social and Economic Small Grants across Malawi

Photo by U.S. Embassy Staffer

Lilongwe, October 11, 2022 – The U.S. Embassy awarded approximately $400,000 (MWK 414 million) to 18 organizations working in 12 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, the Julia Taft Fund, and the Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund.

U.S. Ambassador David Young presided over the signing ceremony saying: “Though we call these projects small grants, their impact on their communities is large.  Over many years we have seen that a small investment, with a lot of community involvement, can make an enduring contribution to 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.  The Julia Taft Fund addresses critical unmet needs of refugees with high impact projects, and the Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund (FTIF) supports budget transparency and public oversight.

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

Organization Grant Contact Name Phone
Chipopoma Power Self Help John Sayilence 882 730 754
Chilanganombo CBO Self Help Nailess Ngwira 997 292 660
Wanyondo VDC Self Help Joseph Khonje 993 520 975
Mboma Water Users Association Self Help Enock Nkhoma 999 416 221
Community Services Trust Self Help Patrick Chiwawa 999 924 447
Annika Children’s Initiatve Self Help Chisomo Kambandanga 999 120 109
DAMRA PEPFAR Kindwani Mkandawire 884 537 665
Hands of Hope PEPFAR Gift Mwale 881 831 587
CheRA PEPFAR Aniz Mitha 993 640 940
NAPHAM PEPFAR John Chunda 888 542 555
Positive Steps PEPFAR Clement Chiwala 884 258 884
FOYODE PEPFAR Mphatso Kapito 883 607 540
CECOWDA PEPFAR Caroline Khumbo Mvalo 999 954 283
PECHANOMA PEPFAR Willie Chaponda 885 085 585
MANASO PEPFAR Wezzie Mjojo 999 951 806
Jesuit Refugee Services Malawi Julia Taft Chindikani Kacheche 997 974 800
Center for Human Rights and Rehab Julia Taft Michael Kaiyatsa 998 895 699
Economics Association of Malawi FTIF Frank Chikuta 888 485 287