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Cablegate: Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program: Final

Published: Wed 27 Oct 2004 11:09 AM
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 MAPUTO 001421
SIPDIS
STATE FOR AF/S HTREGER AND AF/EPS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID MZ SSH
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR'S SPECIAL SELF-HELP PROGRAM: FINAL
REPORT FOR FY02 AND INTERIM REPORT FOR FY03 PROJECTS
1. SUMMARY: This cable represents the final report for
FY02 and the interim report for FY03 Ambassador's Special
Self-Help Program (SSH) in Mozambique. Section one
contains the final financial status of all projects from
FY02, and section two contains information on the financial
status of all projects from FY03, including the amounts of
money granted, spent, and the balance as well as an update
on the status of disposition of funds not used by the
projects. END SUMMARY.
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SSH Projects FY02
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2. Currently, seven SSH projects from FY02 are considered
complete, while five remain active pending disbursement of
payments. Of the USD 70,800 total amount obligated across
the 12 projects, USD 3,187.37 has not yet been disbursed.
If these remaining funds are not disbursed by December 31,
2004, they will be deobligated by the Department of State.
SSH 02-656-001 Mafambisse Secondary School Construction
of a classroom
Amount Granted: USD 2,095.00
Obligated: USD 1,890.00
Balance: USD 205.00
Location: Mafambisse district, Sofala Province
Status: This project is active. To date, USD 1,890 has been
obligated for the purchase of construction materials. If
the remaining amount is not disbursed by the end of 2004
calendar year, funds will be deobligated and the project
closed.
SSH 02-656-002 Milling Machine for the Orphanage Missao
Morada dos Passarinhos e Defesa das Criancas
Amount Granted: USD 12,000.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 10,878.08
Balance: USD 1,121.92
Location: Beira, Sofala Province
Status: The project was completed and the remaining balance
will be deobligated. The mill generates income to buy
supplies for the orphanage.
SSH 02-656-003 Two Water Wells for Kawene Community
Amount Granted: USD 7,584.04
Disbursed Amount: USD 7,584.04
Balance: USD 0.00
Location: Kawene - Vilanculos, Inhambane Province
Status: The project was completed. Two wells were built
providing the community with access to clean drinking
water.
SSH 02-656-004 Construction of a Sewing/Pottery Room and
Poultry-raising for the community of Anchilo
Amount Granted: USD 8,000.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 7,950.00
Balance: USD 50.00
Location: Anchilo district, Nampula Province
Status: The project is in progress and expected to
terminate by the end of 2004 calendar year. Due to exchange
rate fluctuations, it will not be possible to purchase
basic equipment for the room as originally planned and stay
within budget.
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SSH 02-656-005 Water Well for Josina Machel Community
Amount Granted: USD 3,542.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 3,542.00
Balance: USD 0.00
Location: Bairro Josina Machel, Manica Province
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Status: The project was completed and inaugurated in 2003.
SSH 02-656-006 Health Center for Chinhagore
Amount Granted: USD 5,500.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 5,486.79
Balance: USD 13.21
Location: Chinhagore, Manica Province
Status: The project was completed and inaugurated in 2003.
The remaining balance was deobligated. The residents are
satisfied with the new health care unit, and the local
authorities are planning to convert it into a rural
hospital to enhance medical assistance to local citizens.
SSH 02-656-007 Classrooms for 1st of May Secondary School
of Chicuque - Inhambane
Amount Granted: USD 6,500.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 6,500.00
Balance: USD 0.00
Location: Chicuque district, Inhambane Province
Status: The project was completed and will be inaugurated
before the end of 2004 calendar year.
SSH 02-656-008 Pediatric & Adults Consultation Rooms in
Manga
Amount Granted: USD 5,000.00
Disbursed amount: USD 4,957.78
Balance: USD 42.22
Location: Manga Bairro, Sofala Province
Status: The project, sponsored by the religious
congregation Irmas Franciscanas Missionarias de Maria
(Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary), was completed
expediently with significant help from the community and
sisters. It is now a useful center for the surrounding
communities.
SSH 02-656-009 Irmas Franciscanas Hospitaleiras da
Imaculada Conceicao de Sofala - Milling Machine for
Chinguessura
Amount Granted: USD 5,000.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 4,999.38
Balance: USD 0.62
Location: Chinguessura, Sofala Province
Status: The project was completed in 2004 and the remaining
balance deobligated. Income generated from the mill is used
to support the community health center.
SSH 02-656-010 Classrooms for the Secondary School of
Sussundenga
Amount Granted: USD 4,200.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 4,196.68
Balance: USD 3.32
Location: Sussundenga District, Manica Province
Status: The project was completed and inaugurated in
January 2004. This was a successful Peace Corps Volunteer
project that involved both the community and school
members. The school now has two additional classrooms.
SSH 02-656-011 Nsadzu Women's Community - Seeds Oil
Extraction Equipment and Room
Amount Granted: USD 9,173
Disbursed amount: USD 8,653.98
Balance: USD 519.02
Location: Chifunde District, Tete Province
Status: The project is near completion and it is expected
to be finished before December 31, 2004.
SSH 02-656-012 Human Capacity & Agricultural Production
Amount Granted: USD 2,205.92
Disbursed Amount: USD 914.52
Balance: USD 1,291.40
Location: Mecanhelas District, Niassa Province
Status: The project is active. Agricultural equipment and
seed are being purchased to enable agricultural production
in the community. The major setback to project completion
is a lack of transportation to deliver necessary materials
to the site. The project is expected to be finished by the
end of 2004.
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SSH Projects FY03
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2. All SSH projects from FY03 should have their final
payments made by the end of the 2004 calendar year. Post
recently contacted associations and project sponsors to
encourage the completion of respective projects. Once
projects are finished, post may close out the funds and
visit the projects to inspect the final results.
SSH 03-656-001 Instituto Agrario do Chimoio (IAC) -
Association of IAC Volunteers Against HIV/AIDS
Amount Granted: USD 2,300.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 513.68
Balance: USD 1,786.32
Location: Gondola district, Manica Province
Status: The project is active, rehabilitating a venue that
will be used for informal sessions to educate the students
and parents regarding HIV/AIDS. The project is facing
problems because the local vendors do not want to comply
with State Department payment policies. The project
sponsor is working to avoid more delays and to complete the
project.
SSH 03-656-002 Library for the Secondary School of
Namaacha
Amount Granted: USD 7,000.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 7,000.00
Balance: USD 0.00
Location: Namaacha district, Maputo Province
Status: The project was completed, and the Deputy Chief of
Mission will inaugurate the library on November 12, 2004.
The library will be named in honor of Ellen Downes, the
Peace Corps Volunteer who had the idea for the project.
SSH 03-656-003 Construction of two classrooms for Escola
Secundaria Novo Destino of Salela
Amount Granted: USD 4,000.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 0.00
Balance: USD 4,000.00
Location: Salela Village, Inhambane Province
Status: The project is active and invoices for the purchase
of construction materials and project supplies have been
submitted to the Embassy. The total grant amount is
expected to be disbursed by the end of the 2004 calendar
year.
SSH 03-656-004 - Comunidade Mocambicana de Ajuda (CMA)
cutting and sewing equipment
Amount Granted: USD 3,750.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 3,735.00
Balance: USD15.00
Location: Bairro Alto Mae, Maputo Province
Status: The project is completed, and the remaining balance
has been deobligated. This project was inaugurated and
sewing training was given to various groups in 2004.
SSH 03-656-005 Missao de Sao Tiago Maior of Zambezia
Province Mill for Namarroi
Amount Granted: USD 7,950.00
Disbursed amount: USD 7,941.18
Balance: USD 8.82
Location: Namarroi District, Zambezia Province
Status: The project was completed and inaugurated, and the
remaining balance was deobligated. The mill is now serving
communities in the area and is also generating income for
the community.
SSH 03-656-006 - Conselho Municipal de Chimoio Total
Rehabilitation of the Water Pump for the Agostinho Neto
Community
Amount Granted: USD 4,250.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 0.00
Amount Obligated: USD 4,250.00
Balance: USD 4,250.00
Location: Manica, Chimoio Province
Status: The project is active. The total grant amount has
been obligated, and payments will be disbursed soon. The
project will be completed by the end of December 2004.
SSH 03-656-007 - Orphanage Sao Francisco Xavier of Ilha de
Mocambique Rehabilitation of Water Cistern
Amount Granted: USD 9,000
Disbursed Amount: USD 5,902.71
Balance: USD 2,498.00
Location: Ilha de Mocambique district, Nampula Province
Status: Payments of vouchers are in progress and project is
expected to close by the end of December 2004. The cistern
was tested after rehabilitation, and some modifications are
needed before the next rainy season.
SSH 03-656-008 - Christ the King Mission of Gorongosa -
Potable Water and Improved Latrines
Amount Granted: USD 4,600.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 4,600.00
Balance: USD 0.00
Location: Gorongosa District, Sofala Province
Status: The project was completed. One water well and two
latrines were built, benefiting 720 families in the area.
This project also improved the potable water supply for the
surrounding communities.
SSH 03-656-009 Herois Mocambicanos Secondary School of
Moatize Construction of a library
Amount Granted: USD 8,000.00
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Disbursed Amount: USD 7,827.79
Balance: USD 172.79
Location: Moatize District, Tete Province
Status: The project was completed and inaugurated by the
Embassy on October 18, 2004, and the remaining balance was
deobligated. This is a successful Peace Corps Volunteer
project. The library has already proven useful to the
students and the community.
SSH 03-656-010 AMUJOVIC - Magoanine Women's Training
Center
Amount Granted: USD 8,000.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 0.00
Balance: USD 8,000.00
Location: Magoanine District, Maputo Province
Status: The project is still inactive due to the delay of
land concession by the municipality. The Embassy received a
letter dated July 16, 2004 in which the municipality
requested more time to decide on the site concession.
SSH 03-656-011 1 de Maio Secondary School of Chicuque
Construction of 4 Classrooms
Amount Granted: USD 9,150.00
Disbursed amount: USD 9.139.51
Balance: USD 10.49
Location: Chicuque District, Inhambane Province
Status: All the payments are complete, but the classroom
construction is still in progress. The project will be
inaugurated in November 2004. The school management decided
to convert one of these rooms into an HIV/AIDS
testing/counseling room for the students.
SSH 03-656-012 AVIMAS - Expansion of the Poultry Building
Amount Granted: USD 2,800.00
Disbursed Amount: USD 2,773.92
Balance: USD 26.08
Location: Maputo District, Maputo Province
Status: The project was completed and inaugurated. The
remaining balance was deobligated. The project supports
widows, single mothers, female heads of families, and
vulnerable orphans in the community of Magoanine.
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