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The U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help (SSH) Program

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) Program provides small grants for community development activities in Mozambique. Under this program, the community must make significant contributions in the form of land, labor, money or other resources to successfully complete the project. Some examples of activities funded under SSH include constructing poultry and fish farms, providing computer equipment to a career corner, and providing a rice shelling machine to an association of female farmers. The SSH program can finance projects up to $10,000 and each project funded must be implemented within one year. For SSH guidelines and the application form, please click here.


. 2015 Grantees list (142 KB)

2014 Grantees list (PDF  76 KB)

. 2013 Grantees list (PDF 89 KB)

.2012 Grantees list (PDF 228 KB)

2011 Grantees list (PDF 71 KB)

Success Stories

Additional Links

Factsheet (405 KB)

Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 191 KB)


Other Resources

 SSH Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 199 KB)

• SSH Washington Office

• Self-Help in Other Countries - Washington Office

Contact Information

Aissa Romana R. Ibraimo
Small Grants Coordinator
U.S. Embassy, Maputo
193 Kenneth Kaunda Avenue
Post Office Box 783

Tel: +258-1-49-2797 ext. 3012
Fax: +258-21-49 - 3857


When sending an e-mail, please include “Special Self-Help application” in the subject line.