Cablegate: South Africa Self Help Program: Fy 2007 Status Report

DE RUEHSA #2261/01 2901327
P 161327Z OCT 08




E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: A. 08 STATE 14870 B. DAVIDSONTL E-MAIL 10/14/08

1. In FY07, Embassy Pretoria selected ten projects for
the Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program with total allocations of
USD 100,000. All of the projects are on-going and performing
satisfactorily in providing social and economic services to the
vulnerable populations of the affected communities. End Summary.

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

3. A.Project Number: SSH-07-674-D-01
Project Name: Happy Valley Clinic Project
Grantee: University of KwaZulu Natal/Happy Valley Clinic Project
Project Description: Build toilets for patients at primary
healthcare clinic run by medical students of the Nelson Mandela
School of Medicine.
Beneficiaries: 3640 per year (70 per week)
Obligation Amount: $12,000

Status: Grantee received first installment, and is in the process
of consulting with an engineering professor within the School of
Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal to make sure the
planned toilet facility complies with environmental regulations,
codes, and procedures as per the "Terms of Agreement for Basic
Construction". Self-Help Coordinator is assisting in the process.
Construction is expected to commence within weeks, however it is
likely that grantee will need an extension of the Grant Agreement.

B. Project Number: SSH-07-674-D-02
Project Name: Kuyasa Development Organization
Grantee: University of KwaZulu Natal/Happy Valley
Clinic Project Project Description: Purchase sewing machines for income
generation project. Beneficiaries: 261 principal beneficiaries (member
of cooperative "mini factory") Obligation Amount: $10,000 Status:
Grantee received first installment and has purchased equipment allowed
under the grant agreement. Self-Help Coordinator is awaiting invoices
to submit for final grant payment to organization.

C. Project Number: SSH-07-674-D-03
Project Name: Place of Refuge
Project Description: Convert two rooms in shelter to bathroom
facilities. Shelter provides rehabilitation and skills training for
men addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Beneficiaries: 224 per year (56 per quarter)
Obligation Amount: $8,000
Status: Grantee received first installment and has completed all
work on room conversions. Self-Help Coordinator is awaiting
invoices to submit for final grant payment to organization.

D. Project Number: SSH-07-674-J-01
Project Name: Dryharts Village Gardens Project
Project Description: Drill bore-holes and equip community garden
with tools and supplies.
Beneficiaries: 1,000
Obligation Amount: $10,000
Narrative: Dryharts Village used the first advance of $7,053.60
(Seven Thousand Fifty Three Dollars and Sixty Cents) to install a
perimeter fence to secure the area and to test for and dig a bore
hole. Dryharts Village had anticipated digging two bore holes, but
the location of the second bore hole would not produce water.
Dryharts Village is in the process of submitting receipts for
liquidation of their first installment of money and collecting
quotes for their second installment. The North West Provincial
Government is considering the borehole for the "North West Project
of the Year". In the application, Dryharts Village repeatedly
credited the U.S. Government for its financial support.

E. Project Number: SSH-07-674-J-02
Project Name: Lechabile Special Needs Center
Project Description: Erect fencing, install household appliances,
bathroom fixtures and furniture, and create an office for staff.
Beneficiaries: Twenty-two children with special needs who reside at
QBeneficiaries: Twenty-two children with special needs who reside at
Obligation Amount: $10, 000
Narrative Lechabile has received two installments of funding (1st
installment-$3204.19; 2nd installment- $2829.00). They used the
first tranche to purchase a refrigerator, washing machine, vacuum
cleaner, table and chairs and small kitchen appliances and items.
The first installment of funding has been successfully liquidated
and their second advancement was released. Lechabile has installed
fencing surrounding their current location (which can easily be
removed and erected in a new location) and created an office at the
centre, equipped with a laptop computer and new furnishings.
Lechabile is currently in the process of submitting receipts to
liquidate their second installment.

F. Project Number: SSH-07-674-J-03
Project Name: Taung Clinic

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Project Description: Build a structure for ARV patients to use
while waiting for appointments and transportation, to avoid standing
in undesirable weather or heat.
Beneficiaries: 2600
Obligation Amount: $5, 000
Narrative: The Taung Clinic has received $3,969.89. They will
begin purchasing materials by October 10, 2008 and intend to have
the structure built by the end of October 2008.

G. Project Number: SSH-07-674-C-02
Project Name: Church Foundation Ministry in Bongolethu
Project Description: Purchase brick-making equipment for project in
area with 75% unemployment and 9,000 families on a waiting list for
Beneficiaries: 24 community members get training in brick making,
500 families will get houses
Obligation Amount: $ 10,000
Narrative: The grantee used the first advance to purchase fencing
material, a cement mixer, wheel barrows, spades and hosepipes, and
to put down a deposit of R 20,000 towards a Doubell machine, a stock
brick maker, and block molds. SGC is in contact with the company,
Quick Brick, who confirmed that the Doubell machine along with stock
brick maker and block molds will be ready for collection on Oct. 3.
Liquidation of first installment and advance request for second
installment were sent to USAID.

H.Project Number: SSH-07-674-C-01
Project Name: Diabashe Day Care Centre
Project Description: Construction of bedrooms for orphans and
expansion of day care centre
Beneficiaries: 200 day-care children and orphans
Obligation Amount: $ 12,000
Narrative: The grantee has used the first advance of $ 5,836.41 to
purchase building materials. Liquidation of first installment and
advance request for second installment were sent to USAID in
September 2008.

I.Project Number: SSH-07-674-P-01
Project Name: Alfa Pre-School
Project Description: Build new building for pre-school which
provides a valuable education to rural children.
Beneficiaries: 64 children are educated at the school. 4 teachers
are employed.
Amount Obligated: $13,000.00 Narrative: Alfa Pre-School is situated
at Klipgat in North West Province. The grant from SSH was mainly for
a building - materials and labor. The project has liquidated the
whole grant. The last advance was liquidated on October 9, 2008.

J.Project Name: Marang A Setshaba
Project Number: SSH-07-674-P-02
Project Description: Purchase equipment for income generation
recycling project.
Beneficiaries: Over 100 community members bring recyclables and
receive a payment - from children to pensioners.
Amount Obligated: $10,000.00
Narrative: Marang A Setshaba is situated in Soshanguve Township in
the North West Province. Eight community members in Soshanguve and
surrounding areas collect recyclables (plastic, glass, paper, etc).
The project sells the recyclable materials to different recycling
companies. The project received an advance of $5,000 to buy an
industrial scale and two steel bottle crushers. Project has not yet
liquidated the advance. The rest of the grant will be forwarded to
the project after it has liquidated the first installment/advance;
monies will be used to buy protective clothing and materials (forks,
spades, rakes and wheel barrows).

4. Post appreciates the continued support of AF/EPS and USAID/AFR
in securing funds for these valuable programs.


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