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Cablegate: Angola- Fy 2006 Ssh Status of Funds Summary Report

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FOR AF/EPS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID AO
SUBJECT: ANGOLA- FY 2006 SSH STATUS OF FUNDS SUMMARY REPORT

1. PART A - PRIOR FISCAL YEAR FUNDS

FY 2005
SSH NUMBER: SSH-05-654-003
AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 17,245
UNLIQUIDATED BALANCE: None
DATE OBLIGATED: October 12, 2005
COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2006
NAME OF A GRANTEE: AFAMODSA
PROVINCE: Luanda
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Construct a center with a health office, an
administrative office, two bathrooms, and five classrooms.
STATUS: Project ongoing.
AFAMODSA has used the USG funds to purchase construction materials
for the skill center. The Small Grants Program is following up for
impact-related results in the community. The project conclusion is
dependent upon other donors' technical assistance.

SSH NUMBER: SSH-05-654-002
AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 14, 213
UNLIQUIDATED BALANCE: None
DATE OBLIGATED: October 12, 2005
COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2006
NAME OF A GRANTEE: Liga 4 de Abril
PROVINCE: Namibe
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Buy construction material to build a school
with three classrooms.
STATUS: Project completed. The organization is working with local
partners to set a date to officially inaugurate the school.

2. PART B- CURRENT FISCAL YEAR (FY 2006) FUNDS

For FY06 Post received USD 60,000 for SSH activities totaling four
projects, 46 percent of which has already been disbursed to NGOs.

SSH NUMBER: SSH-06-654-001
AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 11,300
ADVANCE: USD 3,300
UNLIQUIDATED BALANCE: 11,300
DATE OBLIGATED: September 6, 2006
COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2007
NAME OF A GRANTEE: AGROMARKET
PROVINCE: Huila
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Construct an agricultural storage facility for
a farmer's cooperative. The storage facility is used both for
taking products to market and used to safeguard agricultural tools.
STATUS: Activity began later than expected (June) due to the
prolonged 2007 rainy season. Liquidation of the first advance has
been requested in order to deliver the entire amount obligated. The
organization has placed a portion of the necessary construction
material on-site and expects to purchase the remaining material as
soon it gets the second advance.

SSH NUMBER: SSH-06-654-002
AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 14,996
ADVANCE: USD 3,996
UNLIQUIDATED BALANCE: USD 14,996
DATE OBLIGATED: September 6, 2006
COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2007
NAME OF A GRANTEE: Cooperativa Agricola da Vila Branca
PROVINCE: Huila
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Buy construction materials to construct a
storage facility for farmers.
STATUS: Project in progress. Activity was delayed due to the
prolonged 2007 rainy season. The organization expects to purchase
all construction materials in the near future and have them on-site
to implement the project now that the roads have become more
passable. The Cooperative League of the U.S. (CLUSA) monitors the
project.

SSH NUMBER: SSH-06-654-003
AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 18,704
ADVANCE: USD 3,704
UNLIQUIDATED BALANCE: USD 18,704
DATE OBLIGATED: September 6, 2006
COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2007
NAME OF A GRANTEE: AMADA
PROVINCE: Huila
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Construct a storage facility which will also
act as a meeting place and administrative center.
STATUS: In progress. The same as the previous Cooperative Agricola
project. Both projects are supervised by CLUSA and activity began
later than expected (June) due to rainy season. The organization
expects to purchase all related construction material soon.

SSH NUMBER: SSH-06-654-004
AMOUNT OBLIGATED: USD 15,000
ADVANCE: USD 15,000
UNLIQUIDATED BALANCE: USD 11,500
DATE OBLIGATED: September 6, 2006
COMPLETION DATE: September 30, 2007
NAME OF A GRANTEE: Comunidade Forca de Vontade
PROVINCE: Luanda
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Buy material and equipment for community garden
such as barbed wire, 5,000 liter capacity water tanks, watering
cans, wooden table stands, chairs, irrigation pipes, and stools.
STATUS: Project in progress. After several site visits and a slow
start, the Comunidade Forca de Vontade (Community Will Power NGO)
has improved the management of its project. To date, the project
consists of a twenty hectare community plot including five hectares
of an already developed community garden. During the rainy season
the organization produced beans, cassava, peanuts and corn. For the
dry season, which runs from May 15 to August 31, the community will
expand the amount of cultivated hectares and implement an irrigation
system to grow vegetables such as cabbage, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Due to the group's unique background, Swiss journalists from the
Hirondelle Foundation are working on a documentary about this
community of people who used to live in the city garbage dump and
its efforts to fight poverty. The project coordinator was invited
to lecture in Switzerland at the International Relations Institute
and University of Development Studies.
FERNANDEZ

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