Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Fund

The DCM and one of Recipients
Dana Banks, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., and the recipients,

U.S. Embassy Lome held a ceremony Friday, January 9th marking the 50th anniversary of the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program, begun in Togo in 1964. This year, the fund supports twelve small community projects, each of which received their first check. Dana Banks, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., addressed the recipients, saying, “The overall purpose of the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund is to encourage communities to improve their economic, health and social welfare conditions through projects they implement themselves. The broad variety of projects being funded today, which come from all five regions of Togo, includes weaving, bread production, sewing, agriculture, livestock and education initiatives.”

 

Family Photos
Group photo with Dana Banks, Chargé d’Affaires