U.S. Ambassador finances small-scale development projects

United States Ambassador Tom Kelly has signed agreements for three new projects worth a total of 4,425 000FDJ on Tuesday, July 26.

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) in partnership with the Embassy of the United States in Djibouti and in collaboration with the Annual Ambassador’s Self-Help Program support local associations to carry out small-scale community projects.

The USADF assists the most vulnerable communities through the local associations. The grants help organizations create tangible benefits such as increasing or maintaining the number of jobs in a community, improving income levels, and meeting social development needs.

Recipients of the funds for this year are:

  • l’Association Pour le développement intégré de la Région de Dougoum.

They already have a garden.  The funds will be used to build a wall of protection against stray animals.

  •  l’Association de développement et protection de l’enfant. This association will set up a day care for the poor so that mothers can go about their chores or engage in income generating activities.
  •  l’Association destin des jeunes de Damerjog.  They requested the purchase of fishing nets to increase their catch.

This program is intended to provide financial support to small community development projects whose main objectives are to assist civil society members to become self-sufficient. The beneficiaries are from Kalaf, Damerjog and Randa.  Within their areas of activities, they cover a broad spectrum of community interventions.

For more information, please contact the Public Diplomacy section of the U.S. Embassy: (253) 21 45 30 00 or e-mail at DjiboutiPD@State.gov