Lusaka — U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote officially opened the Cheshire Homes, Kabulonga mother-child facility today. Cheshire Homes, Kabulonga offers free rehabilitative care to children throughout Zambia, from newborns to 16 years old, whose conditions require surgery due to physical disability.
Funded through the U.S. Embassy’s Special Self-Help small grant program, the facility provides a place for Zambian children undergoing surgery and their parents to stay while in Lusaka. The mother-child facility will provide a safe place for parents to stay with their children during their surgery and recovery. Ambassador Foote stated, “The U.S. Embassy, through the funding from the American people, is proud to partner with Cheshire Homes in providing support for Zambian parents seeking to give their children the greatest opportunities possible.”
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, 2019. The guidelines, project criteria, and the application are accessible at https://zm.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-programs/ambassadors-self-help-fund.