The Acts 11 Clinic now has a clean, constant water supply thanks to the funding of the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self Help Fund. On October 09, Consul Carla Nadeau launched a borehole water system at the clinic worth E36,462.70. In addition to providing drinking water, plans are being made to use the water to assist community groups in planting farming plots within the clinic vicinity.
U.S. Government assistance to the Acts 11 Clinic dates back to 2012, when the American Embassy celebrated Earth Day by planting trees and plants on the property. The following year the Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund granted E42,000 to procure clinic furniture including desks, chairs, and counseling and board room furniture.
In her speech, the Consul highlighted that the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland and the United States have a long history of productive and sustained cooperation in the field of community development. She said “Today, we are grateful for the opportunity to again assist the people of the Kingdom of Swaziland through the launch of the borehole water system which was initially drilled by the Ministry of Natural Resources. This project is an example of partnership and cooperation between our two countries. We encourage such partnerships, since it is by working together that we can provide the maximum benefit for the people of this country. I would like to applaud the GKOS for the collaborative effort we see today.”
The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund is an initiative of the American Embassy to assist local communities in implementing small scale projects to improve living conditions within Swazi communities. For information on The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, contact Small Grants Coordinator Bongekile Dlamini at 2404-6441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.