Special self-help fund boosts development in communities in rural Togo

Ambassador’ Special Self Help Program Second Advance Checks Handover Ceremony Group photo

Twelve rural Togolese communities received financing for development projects thanks to the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund of the U.S. Embassy. Mr. Ryan Ballow, the charge d’affaires, handed over checks to representatives from each community during a ceremony at the Embassy. The funds will be used to spur community based development in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry, income-generation, education, and health.

For over 50 years the special self-help fund has supported small-scale, community-based development projects. The guiding principles of the initiative are:

– To improve the socio-economic conditions of the population,

– To impact as many people as possible, and

– To harness the initiative and aspirations of the community to promote continuity and self-sufficiency well after the Self Help funding has concluded.

For more information about how to apply, please follow this link: https://tg.usembassy.gov/fr/embassy-fr/posssibilites-de-financement/programmes-daide-au-developpement/