Self Help Program

The Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program (SSH) is a development program funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID). The program permits U.S. Ambassadors in Least Developed Countries to quickly finance small, community-based development projects.

Funding levels are set annually by the State Department’s Africa/Economic Policy Staff (AF/EPS). Special Self Help projects should be community based, initiated and administered by the local community. SSH funds finance only a portion of the total construction costs. The term “Self Help” implies a significant community contribution in cash, labor and/or local construction materials.

Applications are accepted from October 1st to December 31st each year. Late applications will be denied.

Mail or hand deliver applications to the Political / Economic Section at the US Embassy in Conakry, Guinea:

For correspondents inside the U.S.:
US Embassy Conakry
Political/Economic Section
2110 Conakry Place,
Dulles, VA.
20189 – 2110

For correspondents ouside the U.S.:
US Embassy Conakry
Political/Economic Section
P.O. Box 603
Transversale No. 2
Centre Administratif de Koloma
Commune de Ratoma

For more information, please contact Mr Karim Alley, (SSH  and DRHF Coordinator) or Ms Mahawa Camara (Economic and Commercial Assistant)

Phone: (224) 655-10-40-00
ext: 4081 or 4226
Fax: (224) 655-10-42-97