Riverine Communities Health & Development Organization (RIVCHO) has again won the World Bank HIV/AIDS Funds (HAF) Grant. This is particularly interesting as RIVCHO had won and successfully executed its project under the Delta SACA World Bank HAF1. Under HAF1 RIVCHO had built the capacity of community based organizations on HIV/AIDS in Warri South West & Burutu Local Govt Areas.
When the process for HAF2 started in 2010, RIVCHO was one of the NGO’s that won before the process was terminated by the funder and a more rigorous and lengthy selection process commenced. Of the several NGOs that submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI), RIVCHO was one of those invited to present a proposal. The results of the technical bid have been released and once again RIVCHO made it. RIVCHO’s ED & Accountant have also successfully defended its financial bid before experts from NACA, SACA and development partners.
The project which execution will begin in April 2014 will last for eighteen months. Under HAF2, RIVCHO will be working in Uwvie, Ughelli South, Ethiope East, Okpe and Sapele LGAs proving care and support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (VC) as well as People living with HIV/AIDS (PLP).
RIVCHONEWS rejoices with management and staff whose dogged determination & work ensures that we continue to remain relevant. Many congratulations!