Transforming Lives

Every day, all over the world, USAID brings peace to those who endure violence, health to those who struggle with sickness, and prosperity to those who live in poverty. It is these individuals — these uncounted thousands of lives — that are the true measure of USAID’s successes and the true face of USAID's programs.

Міський голова Малина Олексій Шостак задоволено посміхнувся, коли зустрів зграйку третьокласників, які вибігали із Малинської середньої школи №1. 

Kur gratë zgjidhen, ato bëhen avokuese për çështje të cilat i prekin të gjithë: shërbimet më të mira shëndetsore, përkujdesja ndaj fëmijëve dhe edukimi, e të tjera. Në Kosovë, sikurse edhe në vendet tjera, gratë shpesh duhet të luftojnë për t’u dëgjuar zëri i tyre nëpër organizata të cilat dominohen nga meshkujt, ku kontributi i tyre mund të hedhet poshtë duke u parë thjeshtë si plotësim i një kuote. 

Kada žene bivaju izabrane, one postaju zagovornice pitanja koja se tiču svakoga: bolja zdravstvena zaštita, briga o deci, i obrazovanje, pored ostalih. Na Kosovu, kao i drugde, žene se često bore kako bi se čuo njihov glas u pretežno muškim organizacijama, gde se njihov doprinos može odbaciti kao puko popunjavanje kvote.

Obare used traditional farming methods—as many farmers in Tanzania do—to plant untreated seeds in sunken beds at random distances apart. These practices, along with the improper use of fertilizers and pesticides, reduce yields, leaving little for sale.

Community Health Worker : com·mu·ni·ty – health – work·er
– noun
also known as: CHW

In the Kyrgyz Republic, one of the poorest former Soviet republics, people face many social and economic problems. The most dire circumstances are found in remote mountainous regions of the country. However, lack of finance is not always the main challenge. Sometimes people lack knowledge, experience and confidence that they can solve their problems by themselves.

After losing her husband two years ago, Mohamed Agaïcha, a mother living in rural Timbuktu, lacked an adequate source of income and found herself unable to provide enough food for her five children. Agaïcha’s family is one of the hundreds of thousands of families affected by the ongoing conflict and violence in northern Mali.

During the Kyrgyz Republic’s transition to a parliamentary democracy in 2010, the Provisional Government declared Kyrgyz Public Television and Radio (OTRK), the state-owned TV channel, a public service broadcaster.  This began the process of reforming the national channel, long a mouthpiece of state policy, into an independent public institution.  USAID, with Internews Network, supports OTRK in this long-term reform process. One of the biggest hurdles facing OTRK has been establishing a connection with its viewers nationwide, many of whom still perceive the channel to be dominated by the state. While television is often a one-way medium, the online space is better suited for engaging with viewers in a conversation.  Younger people are increasingly turning online for news.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, one of the poorest former Soviet republics, people face many social and economic problems. The most dire circumstances are found in remote mountainous regions of the country. However, lack of finance is not always the main challenge. Sometimes people lack knowledge, experience and confidence that they can solve their problems by themselves.

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Last updated: June 03, 2015