Gricd partners HaulTrac to deliver essential healthcare commodities across Nigeria

NIGERIA – Gricd, a cold chain technology company has partnered with Haultrac to support the delivery of essential healthcare commodities in Nigeria on behalf of USAID. The partnership entails the delivery of commodities such as medicines, rapid diagnostic test kits, laboratory reagents, and consumables, as well as other related health and non-health commodities across the country. It also includes long…

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US grants US$35M loan to Tunisian Small and Medium size Enterprises

TUNISIA – The US embassy has launched a financial US$35 million support scheme to Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) that have difficult access to loans to grow their activities in Tunisia. The financing follows a partnership agreement between USAID, Arab Tunisian Bank (ATB), and US International Development Finance Corporation. The program will expand and accelerate commercial lending to SMEs…

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USAID grants US$1.5M funding for drinking water, sanitation projects in Senegal

SENEGAL – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has granted US$1.5 million funding to West Africa Water SA and Delta SA for water and sanitation projects in Senegal. The move is part of the agency’s West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) initiative. USAID collective US$1.5 million in co-investment grants will go towards two companies that are working…

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USAID gives SolarWorks! US$320,000 grant to solarise 92 clinics in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which leads the Power Africa initiative, is providing SolarWorks! Mozambique a US$320,000 grant to install solar photovoltaic systems in 92 health centres in the Mozambican province of Sofala. In all the clinics selected to benefit from this Power Africa grant, the solar energy provider will install 55.2 kWp of capacity.…

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Kenya’s Family Bank partner USAID to disburse US$4.7m to agribusinesses

KENYA – Financial institution Family Bank and the United States Agency for International Development(USAID), have partnered disburse US$4.7 million to agri-businesses in seventeen counties in Kenya in the next one year. The partnership deal between the lender and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to unlock US$374 million to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya and…

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DFC and Shell Foundation partner to invest US$145m on renewable energy in Africa and Asia

AFRICA – The U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Shell Foundation have signed a partnership to strengthen their investments in renewable energy in Africa and Asia to the tune of US$145 million by 2025. The two partners are thus committed to mobilising the resources to support the African private sector, particularly small electricity producers who install clean energy systems…

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IRC Liberia receives US$17.8m from USAID to support community health program

LIBERIA – International Rescue Committee (IRC) Liberia has received a US$17.8 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to support the government of Liberia’s National Community Health Program. The IRC has been working in Liberia since 1996 and has supported thousands of people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover…

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Solar Rooftop Program to improve PV installed capacity in Botswana

BOTSWANA – The government of Botswana through the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE), have launched a net metering scheme for rooftop PV systems called the Rooftop Solar Programme (RTS) in order to create an enabling environment for end users who can generate their own electricity and sell to Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and also to improve the…

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Power Africa commits US$2.6m towards supporting renewable energy access in Africa

AFRICA – Power Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development, has announced grants totaling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity. The move according to a statement from USAID is in support of the accelerated provision of off-grid solar energy to healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. The firms which will received the grants from…

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USAID, PepsiCo partner to improve farmer livelihoods in Egypt

EGYPT – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chipsy for Food Industries, a PepsiCo Egypt company, have renewed a partnership that is aimed at improving the livelihood of farmers in Egypt. The partnership will work towards boosting the productivity of farmers and building a more transparent and sustainable potato supply chain.  According to a statement from USAID,…

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