Sunday, April 18, 2004

USAID First Round of Grants for President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief


Part of the $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, announced by President Bush in 2003.

Catholic Relief Services will receive $7 million to improve the quality of life of more than 56,000 orphans and vulnerable children and help them prepare for productive lives within their communities. The five-year project will focus on Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Haiti.

Catholic Relief Services will increase the capacity of more than 10,000 families and orphans and assist faith- and community-based organizations to deliver sustainable, high-quality interventions. These interventions will include improved education and health care, psychosocial support, nutritional and agricultural activities and housing. The program will mobilize and strengthen 760 community-based and faith-based partners, and train 7,800 caregivers and volunteers.

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