GOB to receive US $10 million to support poor and vulnerable communities

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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017. 9:03 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved US $10 million to the Government of Belize in support of strengthening the Belize Social Investment Fund (SIF) in its continued delivery of providing services to poor and vulnerable communities across Belize.

Belize SIF is an implementing agency of the government addressing the basic needs of Belizeans as enshrined in the government’s policy to alleviate poverty reduction in both urban and rural communities.

Ambassador Yvonne Hyde, CEO in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development said: “The four year loan from CDB will significantly enable Belize SIF to continue its outreach to touch the lives of additional thousands of Belizeans across the country in the areas of socio-economic projects.”

According to a release issued today, SIF has implemented over 500 basic infrastructure and social projects to vulnerable groups and communities across Belize.

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