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Cablegate: Fy2009 Ambassador's Special

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R 311344Z DEC 09
FM AMCONSUL LAGOS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1143
INFO RUEHUJA/AMEMBASSY ABUJA 0692

UNCLAS LAGOS 000491

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/EPS (DAVIDSON); ALSO PASS TO USAID

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON PGOV NI

SUBJECT: FY2009 AMBASSADOR'S SPECIAL
SELF-HELP PROGRAM STATUS REPORT

REF: 09 STATE 104670

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SUMMARY
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1. Mission Nigeria received $90,000 for the Ambassador's Special
Self-Help (SSH) Program for FY 2009 (reftel). The beneficiaries
were community groups and civil society organizations striving to
improve basic economic and social conditions of the people in their
communities. Fourteen community-based projects with significant
local contributions in land, labor, capital and expertise were
selected from ten different states. Funding for the projects will
be used for the construction of wells/boreholes, classrooms,
toilets, for the purchase of books, chairs, book-shelves, reading
tables, a rice threshing machine, a palm oil processing mill,
science laboratory equipment for a community school, hospital
equipment for a community health clinic and a training center for
painters and potters in uli ideogram. Abuja USAID is still
processing advance payment for grantees, as the SSH signing ceremony
took place on December 21, 2009. Based on the grantee's submitted
estimates, approximately 178,046 people will benefit from FY09 SSH
allocation to Nigeria. END SUMMARY.

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DETAILED PROJECT INFORMATION
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Grantee Name: Uli Crafts Training center
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-001
Project Title: Training Center
Amount of Grant: $11,409
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Train painters and potters in Igbo uli
ideogram in Enugu, Enugu State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 60 (23 men, 37 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Nigerian National Union of the Blind
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-002
Project Title: Classrooms
Amount of Grant: $10,067
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Construction of classrooms for the blind in
Magami, Jalingo, Taraba State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 97 (56 men, 41 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Ugo Development Group
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-003
Project Title: Palm Oil Fruits Processing Mill
Amount of Grant: $9,161
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Purchase palm oil fruits processing mill to
serve Akabor, Umudiani, Ezinifite, Nnewi communities in Anambra
State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 12,000 (5,000 men, 7,000 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Future Development Association
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-004
Project Title: Well/Borehole
Amount of Grant: $5,940
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: 0
Description of Activity: Drill borehole to provide potable drinking
water in Akwukwu-Igbo Community, Delta State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 25,000 (10,000 men, 15,000
women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Ohoroho Community Initiative
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-005
Project Title: Library Books, Chairs, Book-shelves, Reading Tables
Amount of Grant: $6,263
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Provide Library books, Chairs,
Book-shelves, Reading tables for Ohoroho Secondary School in
Ohoroho/Uyi LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 45,000 (11,658 men, 33,342
women)

Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Garram Children's school Tom-Tom
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-006
Project Title: Well/Borehole, Pit Latrines
Amount of Grant: $6,480
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Drill borehole and construct pit latrines
for Garram school children in Tom-Tom Garram, Kangke LGA, Plateau
State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 250 (150 men, 100 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Rural Women's Farmers Association
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-007
Project Title: Rice Threshing Machine
Amount of Grant: $4,597
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Purchase a rice threshing machine to serve
Umuohoma community, Omor Anyemelum LGA, Anambra State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 10,000 (4,000 men, 6,000 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Pan Africa Development Education & Advocacy Program
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-008
Project Title: Well/Borehole
Amount of Grant: $3,020
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Drill borehole to provide clean water in
Kwanki village and other surrounding communities, Katsina State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 18,500 (7,631 men, 10,869 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Iyiom Community Development Initiative
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-009
Project Title: Community Health Center
Amount of Grant: $6,293
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Equip a community health center in Iyiom,
Guma LGA, Benue State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 56,000 (12,277 men, 43,723
women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Women's Initiative for Self-Actualization
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-0010
Project Title: Science Laboratory Equipment
Amount of Grant: $4,436
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Equip a science laboratory for a community
Comprehensive High School in Ediene Attai, Oruk Anam, Akwa Ibom
State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 250 (150 men, 100 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Fobur-East Women and Youth Development Initiative
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-0011
Project Title: Well/Borehole
Amount of Grant: $5,899
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Drill borehole to provide good drinking
water in Boda village, Plateau State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 5,000 (2,249 men, 2,751 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Comfort for Widows and Orphans Initiative
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-0012
Project Title: Books, Training, Toilet
Amount of Grant: $6,702
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Provide basic education to orphans and
vulnerable children in Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna State. Estimated Number
of Beneficiaries: 1,389 (500 men, 289 women, 600 children)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009


Grantee Name: Agbarha Community
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-0013
Project Title: Well/Borehole
Amount of Grant: $5,034
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Drill borehole to provide clean water in
Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North, Delta State. Estimated Number of
Beneficiaries: 2,500 (1,050 men, 1,450 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

Grantee Name: Glorious Missions Agency
Agreement Number: SSH-09-620-0014
Project Title: Well/Borehole
Amount of Grant: $4,698
Total Amount Liquidated: $0
Total Amount Advance Unliquidated: $0
Description of Activity: Drill borehole to provide clean water in
Nauna Village, Niger State.
Estimated Number of Beneficiaries: 2,000 (850 men, 1,150 women)
Status of Project: Project in progress
Fiscal Year Funds: FY 2009

3. ConGen Lagos coordinated this telegram with Embassy Abuja.

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