Self-Development of People Grant Awarded in NYC

Self-Development of People disburses over $ 190,000 to fund 10 self-help Projects in the U.S.

New York, NY project awarded grant

LOUISVILLE, KY. (August 1, 2012) — The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) has approved grants totaling $191,763 to 10 self-help projects in the United States. The money is from the PC (USA) – One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. Self-Development of People receives 32 percent of undesignated OGHS gifts.

Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Inc. located in New York City was awarded $20,000 – This project is an organized effort to rescue Filipino women from labor trafficking and involuntary servitude.

SDOP’s grant recipients through the years have ranged from small agricultural cooperatives in rural communities, to empowering young people from low-income neighborhoods, to supporting a cooperative of African-American women who support themselves by selling pecans through the mail.

SDOP enables members and non-members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to form partnerships with economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged people in order to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

Grants were approved at a meeting of SDOP’s national committee in Newark, NJ in May, 2012.