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On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) 9th Programme, signed a contract with the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) in the amount of East Caribbean Nine hundred and seventy-six thousand, two hundred and eight dollars and sixty-six cents (EC$976,208.66) towards the execution of works for the La Bourne Water Upgrade.  The main component of the sub-project include the laying of 206km, (6758ft) of 4’ pipes, associated ancillary fixtures and road reinstatement.

The Consultant assigned to the sub-project is Alpha Engineering & Design (2012) Ltd.   Works are expected to begin on July 2nd, 2019 for a period of five (5) months.

As a major stakeholder to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), Saint Lucia through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) grant funding is expanding and improving access to safe water and sanitation to vulnerable communities across St Lucia.


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This is done via the use of the Poverty Index. The Poverty Index is constructed from socio-economic data captured in the latest national Census (2001). It is indicative of the level of deprivation of communities (measured by access to services such as water and electricity supply) and the living conditions of households within these communities (income and expenditure data, as well as the size of households).

Yes, through either the housing and educational assistance programs.

Yes, the SSDF proposal must address the needs of low income groups or communities subsequent to qualifying for any such assistance.

The sponsors are the financial organizations such as The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), The European Union (EU) , and The Government of St.Lucia (GOSL) who fund SSDF's various project initiatives.

All proposals are numerically numbered so reference would be made to that project number for an update. A project status can be checked on by visiting, calling or emailing SSDF, or via the SSDF website

No, SSDF does not loan money.

There is no limit to the number of projects offered to a community however; SSDF will normally execute one project per community at a time.

A proposal would be rejected by SSDF if they were to qualify as:


  • Micro credit or loans
  • Projects which involve tobacco, alcohol, other drugs or intoxicants
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Purchase of land
  • Direct expenditure (including renovation, rehabilitation or repair work) on private property arising from the project
  • Construction of first and secondary category roads
  • Assistance for the furtherance of religious or political ends
  • A proposal in excess of $250,000.00
  • Proposal not approved by the majority in community
  • Project not sustainable.


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