On December 9, 2014 the US embassy organized the Ambassador’s Self-Help Program grant signing ceremony for the benefit of associations and groups from several regions of Burkina Faso. The Self-Help program is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. ambassadors to respond quickly to local requests for small community-based development projects.
Sixteen projects were selected for funding according to SSH criteria and post objectives. These projects located in eight of the 13 regions of Burkina Faso will support income-generating and community-enhancing activities such as soap making, grain mill, and access to drinking water. A total of $90,000 was distributed to sixteen associations to fund their projects in order to work and change people’s life. After a welcome remark by ambassador and projects’ presentation, participants signed their grants and showed their appreciation.