The fund for micro-projects of the German Embassy was established as a part of the technical cooperation between Germany and Zambia and is part of Germany’s overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards, to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas. It should give quick and efficient help where no funds from government institutions, other co-operating partners or civil society organizations are available.
The project must be independent and not related to any other running project within German-Zambian Bilateral Cooperation. It targets mainly at community groups/organizations, which would like to engage in developmental activities like income-generation or provision of basic services.
Generally around EUR 8.500,00 (currently around ZMK 124,000) are granted per project.
Examples of projects
Bore holes, garden projects, shelters for vulnerable children, construction/renovation of school classrooms, income-generating articles (sewing machines, tools/machines for a joinery or a locksmith’s trade) etc.
- Projects, which cannot be financed by the body responsible itself (e.g. Community Based, Non-Government and Faith Based Organizations registered in Zambia) can be supported.
- Projects, which are in the first place of advantage to Government agencies, business people or other individuals seeking support in order to establish or improve their services or private businesses do not qualify for the micro-project scheme.
- Micro projects should be supervised by a local authority/responsible person and after completion be continued by the beneficiary.
- In special cases the amount of support can be increased. However, labour, administrative costs and travel expenditure cannot be borne. The applicant organization has to contribute financially or by labour (self-help).
For more information, visit https://lusaka.diplo.de/zm-en/themen/weitere-themen/-/2073334