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.

Për vite të tëra gjykatat e Kosovës janë ballafaquar me sfida gjatë zbatimit të vendimeve gjyqësore të lëndëve civile. Tek kosovarët, e sidomos bizneset në gjithë vendin, është krijuar një bindje se sjellja e kontesteve afariste në gjykata thjeshtë nuk e vlenë as kohën e humbur e as paratë dhe mundin e bërë, sepse gjykatat nuk janë efikase në zbatimin e vendimeve. 

Kosovski sudovi su se godinama suočavali sa izazovima u sprovođenju pravosnažnih sudskih odluka u građanskim predmetima. Kosovari, a naročito preduzeća širom zemlje, su počeli da veruju da dovođenje poslovnih sporova pred sudove prosto nije vredno njihovog vremena, truda i novca jer sudovi nisu efikasni u sprovođenju odluka. 

Technology is catching on in the Solomon Islands’ fishing industry. Just ask the women and men who each day take stock of fish arriving by canoes and boats at local markets. They will tell you that tracking the size of the catch, species and price for this Pacific island nation’s fish is now much easier with mobile phones.

Music moves people and messages in today’s world, and through the USAID-sponsored MTV EXIT campaign, top artists around Asia have taken center stage to energize youth to work to end human trafficking.

Одной из основных угроз для демократии в Кыргызской Республике является коррупция в государственных органах. Принятие решений за закрытыми дверями не способствует подотчетности власти. 

A single mother of four, Tsomo*, 43, was unemployed and having difficulties making ends meet. She had to rely on relatives for support and juggled occasional odd jobs in her hometown of Ge’ermu City in Qinghai province. Despite China’s rapid growth and developing middle class, Tsomo could not secure steady work and needed to find a way to take care of her family.

Five years ago, Nefisa Hassen, a 24-year-old farmer from Ethiopia, had her first child at home. The labor and birth were prolonged and difficult. She prayed that, when her time came to deliver, she wouldn’t have complications forcing her to go to the health center. She could not handle the pity of her neighbors if she was unable to have a normal birth, and she wasn’t certain her husband could cover the cost of transportation to the facility.

For years, Kosovo courts have been challenged in their ability to enforce civil judgments. Kosovars, particularly businesses throughout the country, have come to believe that it is not worth the time, money and effort to bring their business disputes to court because the courts are not efficient in enforcing decisions.

In the mountainous Dashkasan district of rural Azerbaijan, old habits die hard. Many families maintain patriarchal traditions and women aren’t often encouraged to speak up. Hardly any woman has held a top government position in this district. But now things are changing.

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Last updated: December 18, 2014