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U.S. Agency for International Development

Our Work

Knowesis provides program management, analysis, strategic communication, implementation, and administrative support of USAID LEPP. Our support includes analysis of requested project needs by Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), USAID Missions, other U.S. Government Agencies and local non-governmental organizations (NGO)s. Knowesis subject matter experts (SME)s ascertain the availability of excess property; facilitate the transfer of available U.S. Government excess property to program partners in accordance with established procedures and applicable regulations; develop strategic communication designed to focus on target audiences with awareness-raising outreach and messaging; and support local capacity development and overall U.S. Government development goals.


Through its analysis and programmatic expertise, Knowesis SMEs supported the effort to ensure that many hospitals, clinics, group homes, infant feeding centers, colleges, vocational facilities, and schools in underserved communities received equipment through LEPP program partnerships. Equipment included generators, medical supplies and equipment, surgical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), ophthalmic equipment, and more. Knowesis’ strategic communication efforts helped demonstrate LEPP’s impact on its beneficiaries in vulnerable communities around the world and significantly raised the visibility of the LEPP program and partnerships to both internal and external stakeholders.


Our Results

As a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, our staff expedited donations to Guatemala, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Uganda, and Zambia to assist in the global efforts to mitigate the COVID 19 pandemic. In Nicaragua, 25,730 residents have benefited from donated medical equipment and consumables that were distributed to regional hospitals to aid communities affected by COVID-19. In May of 2020, PPE valued at $750,000 was provided to medical workers in Uganda’s regional hospitals by LEPP partner, World Help. These donations were described by the Uganda Ministry of Health as the largest medical donation since COVID 19 was first detected in March of 2020 in the country.

U.S. Agency for International Development

  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) is USAID’s central resource for providing world-class technical assistance to its Missions. DDI’s cross-cutting, global perspective enables the Agency to anticipate and respond to evolving trends and issues, catalyze innovation and financing, and broaden USAID’s partnership base, all with the goal of sustainably meeting USAID’s development and humanitarian goals. 

    The Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP) is managed by USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) division, which is a part of DDI’s Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships (LFT) Hub. The LFT Hub strengthens USAID’s ability to partner with nontraditional and diverse actors including local, faith-based, and community organizations; schools and hospitals; minority-serving institutions; foundations; diaspora communities; cooperatives; and volunteer organizations. USAID LEPP provides these organizations access to Federal surplus property to support humanitarian and development projects abroad. LEPP utilizes an innovative model of recovery and reuse to promote sustainability in developing countries. 

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