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Cablegate: Rwanda Special Self Help Program: Obligation

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DE RUEHLGB #0709 2811330
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P 071330Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5668

UNCLAS KIGALI 000709

SENSITIVE
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DEPARTMENT FOR AF/EPS AND AFR/DP/PAB
AID/W FOR AFR/OP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON AFIN EGOV RW
SUBJECT: RWANDA SPECIAL SELF HELP PROGRAM: OBLIGATION
STATUS REPORT FY 2008

1. (U) Summary: On September 26, 2008 CDA signed six grant
agreements totaling $40,000 for the Ambassador's Self Help
Program for FY 2008. Post has fully obligated all of the
Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program funds in FY 2008.

2. (U) Project(s) summary and status as follows:

A. Project Number: SHF-8-696-01
Project Name: Bakery
Grantee: Rebero Orphan Center
Beneficiaries: 72
U.S. Contribution: $7,231
Date Obligated: September 26, 2008
Description: Funds will be used to purchase a new dough
mixer and kitchen supplies to expand the center's
bakery.

B. Project Number: SHF-8-696-02
Project Name: Sewing workshop
Grantee: Cooperative des Techniciens en Couture et
Tricotage (CTCTG)
Beneficiaries: 18
U.S. Contribution: $8,924
Date Obligated: September 26, 2008
Description: Funds will be used to buy new sewing
machines for a sewing workshop cooperative located in
Byumba North Rwanda.

C. Project Number: SHF-8-696-03
Project Name: Bicycle repair project
Grantee: DUTI Cooperative
Beneficiaries: 220
U.S. Contribution: $2,868
Date Obligated: September 26, 2008
Description: Funds will be used to set-up a training
center for bicycle repair in Kayonza district eastern
Rwanda.

D. Project Number: SHF-8-696-04
Project Name: Handicraft workshop
Grantee: Cooperative Rwandaise des Art (CORWAR)
Beneficiaries: 90
U.S. Contribution: $6,803
Date Obligated: September 26, 2008
Description: Funds will used to purchase equipment and
supplies for a handicraft workshop in Kigali.

E. Project Number: SHF-8-696-05
Project Name: Cheese
Grantee: Urugero Association
Beneficiaries: 10 plus numerous local dairy farmers
U.S. Contribution: $4,914
Date Obligated: September 26, 2008
Description: Funds will be used to purchase aluminum
molds, refrigerator and other supplies for making
cheese.

F. Project Number: SHF-8-696-06
Project Name: Flour mill
Grantee: Association des Femmes Abahuje
Beneficiaries: 22 plus approximately 1,000 members of
the local community that will use the mill.
U.S. Contribution: $9,260
Date Obligated: September 26, 2008
Description: Funds will be used to purchase a
community grain mill to mill sorghum and cassava.
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