Ambassador DeLisi meets with recipients of the Special Self-Help Programs 2013

Recipients of this year’s Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program grants gathered for a half-day workshop at U.S. Mission Uganda on May 28, 2013. The recipients, selected from over 260 applications, represent community-based organizations from rural Uganda working to enhance agricultural productivity, improve nutrition, develop employment opportunities for women, and support orphans and people leaving with HIV/AIDS. …

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Kinawataka Women’s Initiative

The Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program supported the Kinawataka Women’s Initiative, a non-government organization that works to improve the quality of life of women in Kampala’s slums. Kinawataka received a Self Help grant in 2010 to enhance and expand production of handicrafts made from recycled drinking straws by providing tools, materials and training to over …

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American Artists train Batwa Pygmies to make crafts from recycled materials

The Batwa Development Program used a $3,000 grant from the Special Self Help fund to purchase equipment, tools and materials to support Batwa pygmies in creating signature crafts and works of art as an income generating activity. The Batwa pygmies were the original ancient dwellers of the exotic Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. The first …

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