U.S. Embassy Grants
- U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund
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.
- PEPFAR Small Grants Program
The PEPFAR HIV/AIDS Community Grants Program, funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), awards community-initiated projects in Lesotho which assist and promote orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) and HIV/AIDS infected persons. Examples of grants provided in the past include: recycling program, piggery, poultry, aloe-based products, candle making and bakery equipment.
- PEPFAR Gender Challenge Fund
PEFPAR Gender Challenge Fund, funded by PEPFAR, is a gender-based program that provides capacity building and grants to small female-operated businesses. This program supports and builds upon the work accomplished by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) through the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA Lesotho) gender based activities.
For more information, please contact the Special Projects Office of the U.S. Embassy at GrantsMaseru@state.gov or +266.2231.2666