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U.S. Embassy Awards Grant to Mushroom Producers in Nyeri County

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Robert Godec signed an agreement awarding $6,000 to the Mt. Kenya Umbrella Self-Help Group on October 25, 2012.  The grant, provided by the U.S. Embassy’s Special Self-Help Fund, will aid the expansion of the Group’s mushroom production facilities, including acquisition of new equipment for drying, grinding, and storing mushrooms.  The Embassy selected the Nyeri County-based Group’s proposal from among hundreds of applications for grants in support of community-based, income-generating activities.  Chargé Godec publicly acknowledged the outstanding commitment of the Mt. Kenya Umbrella Self-Help Group to improving the livelihoods of local residents.