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Cablegate: Fy07 Self Help Report for Mali

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TAGS: EAID PREL SOCI PHUM ML
SUBJECT: FY07 SELF HELP REPORT FOR MALI

REF: STATE 92626

1. Summary. The Embassy Self Help Committee used its FY 07
allocation of USD 80,000 to fund 15 projects in the areas of
education, health, food production, income generation and economic
development. Direct beneficiaries of these projects totaled more
than 77,000 people. An estimated 65 percent of these recipients
were women and children. Below is a brief description of each
funded project, including number of people affected. Eight of these
projects have been completed. Seven others are in the final
close-out phase. End Summary.

2. Completed projects:

SSH Agreement Number: 688-07-001. Grant Amount: USD 6,000. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project built a well for potable water for the community of
Kersagourou in the region of Mopti, saving women and children from
traveling a longer distance to fetch water. Approximately 480
people benefited. The site has been visited and the project
completed and all funds accounted for.

SSH Agreement Number: 688-07-003. Grant Amount: USD 4,059. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project improved rice production and fishing yields in
Kersagourou in the region of Mopti. Three thousand people
benefited. The project has been completed and all funds accounted
for.

SSH Agreement Number: 688-07-004. Grant Amount: USD 4,141. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project in the village of Nara in Koulikoro region improved a
women's community gardening project with fencing and the
construction of a well, in addition to providing training. The
project increased food yields, allowing the women to sell excess
crops, providing additional income. One hundred women and their
families benefited from this project. The project has been
completed and all funds accounted for.

SSH Agreement number: 688-07-007. Grant Amount: USD 5,800. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project provided building materials and a pump for an irrigation
dam, as well as training for maintenance. Three thousand people in
the community of Karabassane in the region of Gao benefited. The
project has been completed and all funds accounted for.

SSH Agreement number: 688-07-009. Grant Amount: USD 6,728. Funds
fully disbursed.
The grant provided agricultural tools, seeds, fencing, and
irrigation basins. The project benefited the 90 members of a
women's co-op in Bancocoro, Koulikoro, by providing cash crops to
generate income. The project has been completed and all funds
accounted for.

SSH agreement number: 688-07-011. Grant Amount: USD 4,000. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project provided gardening tools, equipment, seeds, and fencing
materials in the village of Bakorobougou in the region of Segou.
Seventy women and their families benefited from a resulting increase
in food production. The project has been completed and all funds
accounted for.

SSH Agreement number: 688-07-010. Grant Amount: USD 5,780. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project provided supplies for rebuilding a well in Douentza in
the region of Gao. The well provides potable water for 500 people
and their livestock. The project has been completed and all funds
accounted for.

SSH agreement number: 688-07-012. Grant Amount: USD 9,842. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project provided a women's co-op with building materials and
equipment needed to transform agricultural products including
soybeans, mango, ginger and cereal into ready-to-eat food in
Bougouni in the region of Sikasso. The project will benefit the 15
members of a women's co-op and the 40,000 inhabitants. The project
has been completed and all funds accounted for.

3. Projects in the process of completion:

SSH Agreement Number: 688-07-002. Grant Amount: USD 2,467. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project renovates an existing well in the village of Garou-Ley
in the region of Mopti. Six hundred people will benefit. The
project is monitored by a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) on site. The
site has been visited and the project will be completed soon,
including the final accounting of funds.

SSH Agreement Number: 688-07-005. Grant Amount: USD 6,000. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project funded an additional potable water source for the
municipal water system in Yirimadio in Bamako. At the completion of
the project, an additional 20,000 people will be connected to the
city water system. Work is to begin within two weeks. The project
is being monitored by a PCV and remains open.

SSH Agreement Number: 688-07-006. Grant Amount: USD 6,000. Funds
fully disbursed.
This project entails the building of a maternity clinic in the
village of Sikornoi near Bamako. The clinic will provide services
to the 50,000 members of the community who normally would have to
travel to Bamako for maternal health care. Construction is set to
begin in October, after the Malian rainy season. This project is
being monitored by a PCV. The status of the project is open until
all expenditures have been confirmed.

SSH Agreement number: 688-07-008. Grant Amount: USD 7,142. Funds
partially disbursed.
The project provides fencing, motor pump, and agricultural tools to
help a women's association increase their gardening productivity by
reducing hand labor. The project will benefit 300 women and their
families in Tafacirga in the region of Kayes. Of the total grant,
USD 4,285.20 has been disbursed with USD 2856.80 remaining. The
project is open.

SSH Agreement number: 688-07-013. Grant Amount: USD 4,720. Funds
fully disbursed.
The project helped a women's association in Goundam in the region of
Timbuktu, purchase a small flour mill. The beneficiaries for this
project are the 12,000 people in the area. The project will be
complete as soon as expenditures are verified.

SSH Agreement number: 688-07-14. Grant Amount: USD 1,828. Funds
fully disbursed.
The funds helped purchase a generator for a grinding machine for the
above-mentioned women's association in Goundam in the region of
Timbuktu. The project will benefit 12,000 people. The project will
be complete as soon as expenditures are verified.

SSH Agreement Number: 688-07-015. Grant Amount: USD 5,493. Funds
fully disbursed.
Funds purchased gardening tools, fencing materials, and seeds for a
co-op in the village of Toya in the region of Timbuktu. The project
will benefit the 67 co-op members and their families. The project
will be complete as soon as expenditures are verified.

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