The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program supports small community-driven projects that improve social and economic conditions in communities across Namibia. Special Self-Help projects are community initiated sustainable projects that can be managed by the community members themselves.
PEPFAR provides small-scale HIV/AIDS community grants to assist local organizations and community groups to improve the lives of orphans and other vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS. Services to children (0-17 years) could include ensuring access to basic education, broader health care services, targeted food and nutrition support, including support for legal protection and legal aid, economic strengthening, training of caregivers in HIV prevention, and home-based care.
PEPFAR provides grants for HIV prevention activities among youth (ages 10-19 years). This will contribute to Namibia’s goal of reducing new HIV infections by 50 percent by 2016/17.
PEPFAR provides grants to mass media entities to further public communication with a focus on prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS.