Photo Gallery: Celebrating 35 Years of a Landmark Peace Corps Partnership

When it comes to journeying to self-reliance, USAID and the Peace Corps have been in the business for a long time. Both founded in 1961, each organization partners with countries to empower citizens to master the skills needed to take on their own development challenges and improve the health and well-being of their communities.

The Small Project Assistance (SPA) Program is a collaboration between USAID and the Peace Corps that, with $44 million in grant funding, has leveraged over $34 million in local community and third-party contributions since 2000.

This USAID-Peace Corps partnership has supported more than 25,000 grants and nearly 3,000 technical training courses and has thus reached nearly 30 million people. Peace Corps volunteers help communities implement small, self-help activities which strengthen local community groups and impart key development skills.

In November, 2018, USAID and the Peace Corps celebrated 35 years of partnering together to support and implement SPA projects. The following 7 stories show how recent grants are having an impact on the health sector across the globe.

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Last updated: June 02, 2019

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