LEPP Donations are Used in Programs that Provide Training and Build the Capacity of the Local Workforce

LEPP donations are utilized in programs that work to improve the welfare of developing nations by strengthening local efforts to improve critical thinking, encourage innovation and build technical skills. This means that more people can continue with their education, find better jobs to provide for their families and support local economies, reducing the need for foreign aid over time.
In partnership with Mission Without Borders, LEPP furnished a learning center for school-aged children in Cantemir, a town in rural Moldova, where children often live in poor conditions and lack basic furnishings and spaces for studying. Today, students are able to do their homework at the center where they also receive free academic tutoring, have access to a library and a safe space to interact with their peers. 
The College of Oral Health Sciences, University Health Technology School in Kingston, Jamaica, received state of the art dental chairs and medical  equipment through LEPP in partnership with Food For The Poor, Inc.  As a result of these donations, the medical faculty now provides quality dentistry services to the surrounding rural communities every week by setting up health fairs.  By participating in these fairs, dentistry students gain invaluable skills on mobile health care provision as well as the opportunity to engage with the beneficiary communities to obtain first-hand information on local public health needs. These LEPP transfers have helped the college to expand dental services at an affordable cost (including free dental service clinics days), teach more students and support the country’s objective of retaining local talent to serve the surrounding communities.
Moreover, donations of laptops to Nicaragua’s school municipalities are used to coordinate the curriculum of over 10,000 students, while desktop computers are used to build computing skills of school-age children in 130 schools in El Salvador. In addition, laboratory equipment transfers are utilized in forestry and agricultural management projects in Guatemala that teach communities in the southwestern highlands about water-borne illnesses and watershed management. Also, research equipment and supplies are used in programs that work in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to eliminate tropical diseases such  as onchocerciasis and malaria.

About LEPP – Transferring Physical Capital to Aid U.S. Emergency and Development Programs Overseas

Vysnova partners with USAID’s Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP); an innovative and cost-effective program that transfers millions of dollars’ worth of federal surplus property to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and USAID Missions to supplement their development and humanitarian projects overseas. LEPP is yet another example of Vysnova’s strategic focus of cultivating partnerships that support sustainable, locally-driven development endeavors.

In FY 2019, LEPP successfully transferred over 43 million dollars’ worth of surplus property to 14 developing nations. Partner organizations that are faith-based accounted for approximately 50% of the federal surplus property transfers in the fiscal year. LEPP has already transferred 13.7 million dollars’ worth of surplus property just in the first four months of FY 2020.

These LEPP donations included medical supplies such as ultrasounds, infant incubators, hospital beds, ophthalmology, laboratory and dental equipment, autoclaves, generators, laptops, computers, and school furniture. Physical capital donations to Latin America and the Caribbean were transferred to Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, and Peru. Transfers to Asia were made to Pakistan and the Philippines; while transfers to Eastern Europe benefited underserved populations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, and Ukraine. The majority of property transfers to Africa were made to Tanzania.