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Press Releases 2011

Orphanage Repair Effort Launched in Krasnaya Rechka

April 27, 2011.

On April 28, Larry Memmott, Chargé d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, will present two grants from the U.S. Government to support the rehabilitation of the Krasnaya Rechka orphanage. These activities will improve the orphanage's premises and help to make it a safer environment for children.

Rehabilitation of the Krasnaya Rechka orphanage is a community-driven initiative supported by the local government in partnership with the U.S. Government and Hyatt Regency Bishkek.  Hyatt Regency Bishkek, a longtime supporter of the orphanage, will contribute $40,000 raised through a charity event where the major contributors included the "Mol Bulak Finance" Microcredit Company, the Kumtor Operating Company and Turkish Airlines.  In addition, 13 small businesses in the Krasnaya Rechka community delivered support to the rehabilitation effort.  The U.S. Government will contribute $192,000 to procure services of a local construction company and necessary construction materials. This activity will provide temporary employment for  150 unemployed youth of Krasnaya Rechka village, who will contribute much of the necessary labor for the refurbishment.

This rehabilitation project is one of many assistance projects supported by the American people through USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI).  Launched in May 2010, OTI's program in Kyrgyzstan aims to mitigate conflict and improve governance at national and local levels.  Using its small-grants mechanism, the project supports transparent and collaborative high-impact, short-term activities that encourage democratic behaviors and build trust between citizens, civil society organizations and government.

For more information about USAID programs, please visit our website at: http://centralasia.usaid.gov/kgmap/?langu=ru