This Self-help fund provides small, short-term grants (one year) to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities. The fund provides grants for activities such as construction of classrooms, construction of community centers and health clinics, boreholes for access to clean water, income-generation activities, school equipment and supplies, medical equipment, solar heating and agricultural kits among others listed in our guidelines.
Through a variety of programs in education, HIV/AIDS, business development, and culture, the Office of Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Swaziland works to support Swazi projects in five main areas: , economic development of women and youth, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, and democracy and human rights, media, education especially in the STEM fields.
The PEPFAR Small Grants Program on Orphans and Vulnerable Children is an initiative that will assist local organizations to implement small scale projects that address a range of HIV-related issues affecting orphans and vulnerable children all over Swaziland. The PEPFAR Small Grants activities should prioritize adolescents ages 10-17 and particularly adolescent girls in areas with the highest HIV burden.