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Transforming Lives

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A request from citizens led to a new school and a paved road.

Active citizens are at the core of a vibrant democracy. With USAID support, municipalities are directly engaging with citizens in decision-making processes. Holding public hearings during municipal budget development is one of the main ways officials are incorporating citizen input in a meaningful way.

USAID is committed to building municipal capacities and processes to improve service delivery.

Instead of illegal landfills, citizens of Klokot/Kllokot in Kosovo enjoy green spaces, playgrounds and a cleaner river as a result of USAID assistance.

The strawberry promotion was a hit with school children from all over Pristina, who visited the event.

Across Kosovo, USAID works with roughly 100 growers to actively promote the adoption of new strawberry varieties and technologies, as well as innovative ways of handling, packing and marketing the soft fruit. The efforts are helping those producers sell everything they can grow, all while supporting USAID’s wider goals of fostering growth, creating jobs and generating exports.

Bujar Hajdini, a young Kosovar who started as importer to become manufacturer

At age 23, Bujar Hajdini has embarked on a venture that few of his peers might dare to undertake. The college senior is owner of a newly launched garment manufacturer, supplying a market long dominated by imported goods.

Student using newly USAID funded microscope

With nearly 200 families, Babin Most/Babimoc is one of the most populated Kosovo Serb villages in the municipality of Obilić/Obiliq. There is only one elementary school in the village, attended by 98 students and preschool children.

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Last updated: July 11, 2014

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