On October 13, 2017, the Embassy of the United States in Mauritania signed grants to the following institutions:
- A $426,000 grant to UNICEF to promote essential newborn care, ensure clean health facility water supply and improve hygiene and sanitation practices.
- A $117,000 grant to the Mauritanian Women’s Parliamentarians Network/ “Réseau des Femmes Parlementaires” (REFPAM) to implement a nationwide outreach activity to raise awareness on women’s rights issues.
- A $24,000 grant to allow women from Houdallaye, a refugee community in the Brakna, to start income generation activities.
- $787,884 for six (6) grants awarded by the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) to six organizations from 4 regions (Assaba, Hodh el Chargui, Gorgol, and Trarza) for agriculture promotion.
This year, the Embassy has not received funds for its small grants program.
These grants are further proof of the solid partnership that exists between the United States and Mauritania.