Self-help Fund Supports Communities Across Togo

partial view of the recipients : David Gilmour US Ambassador (Right), Togbui Sedoh Toulassi 1st, Miss Togo 2017, Ryan D. Ballow Econ-Commercial Officer
partial view of the recipients
partial view of the recipients : David Gilmour US Ambassador (Right), Togbui Sedoh Toulassi 1st, Miss Togo 2017, Ryan D. Ballow Econ-Commercial Officer and Ms. Azambo Badabossia, General Director of Child Protection (left)

During a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy December 12, Ambassador David Gilmour announced new grants totaling $50,000 to support 13 different community projects in different regions of Togo, through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund. The fund, which has supported worthy projects every year since 1964, is a way for the Embassy to promote sustainable development by supporting income-generating projects that are community led and organized. In his remarks, the Ambassador said that while the projects supported by the Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund are not massive in scale, they have a profound impact on their communities.

This year’s projects are focused on health, education, and income-generating activities. The full list is below.

Savanes (3)

  1. Bolimpiengue School Tables & Benches (Edu)                                     $1,822
  2. Dapaong household waste management (Health)                              $4,545
  3. Kourientré vegetable gardening (IGA)                                                   $2,963

Kara (1):

  1. Bafilo girls training center and equipment (Edu)                                 $4,478

Centrale (3):

  1. Akamadè women soap production (IGA)                                             $4,536
  2. Affossala women weaving equipment Project (IGA)                         $4,091
  3. Labidè Chicken Breeding and training center

contruction (IGA)                                                                                                 $4,347

Plateaux (3):

  1. Agou Kebo Dogbadzi health unit

sanitary construction (Health)                                                                          $4,063

  1. Glei watermelon gardening income generating activity                    $4,020
  2. Tado dome shed construction for pigs breeding (IGA)                      $1,861

Maritime (3):

  1. Assahoun water tank and storehouse construction

and purchase of chick and equipment (IGA)                                                   $4,510

  1. Tsévié CEG Ville I school tables and benches (Edu)                           $5,558
  2. Adeho Sedoh-Kondji Corn Mill (IGA)                                                      $3,205

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                 USD $50,000