U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates Beit Cure Hospital’s New Water Tank and Community Water Source

LUSAKA—U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote and German Ambassador Achim Burkhart dedicated a new 50,000 liter water tank and a community water source during a ceremony at Beit Cure Hospital today.

The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help small grants program funded the materials for the project, while German NGO Christian Blind Mission covered installation and construction costs.   The new tank will provide potable water for hospital operations and the surrounding community.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Foote said, “Thanks to funding by the American people, the new tank and tower at Beit Cure Hospital will ensure the hospital and the surrounding community will have a clean, potable water source for years to come.”

The U.S. Special Self-Help program delivers financial support directly to Zambian organizations with sustainable, innovative ideas to reach traditionally underserved areas or populations.  Funded by the American people, the program is managed through the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka. The program, since its initiation, has provided over $1.3 million to 118 community-based organizations.

The application deadline for the next round of funding is February 28, 2020.  The guidelines, project criteria, and the application are accessible at https://zm.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-programs/ambassadors-self-help-fund.