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.

When Kosovo’s new decentralized judicial structure went into effect in January 2013, courts had a better model for efficiency moving forward, but faced an uphill battle in tackling the many cases left unresolved under the old system.

Sektori i tekstilit dhe veshjeve në Shqipëri zë 45% të eksportit të përgjithshëm dhe siguron punësimin e një numri të madh punëtorësh. Tani Qeveria po kërkon nga kjo industri rritjen e mundësive të punësimit, veçanërisht për të rinjtë dhe gratë.

"Kur morëm detyrën, nuk është se kishim vetëm një problem me energjetikën: ajo që gjetëm qe një 'kufomë” energjetike ," ka thënë Ministri shqiptar i Energjisë dhe Industrisë, Damian Gjiknuri. "Në sektorin e shpërndarjes kishte një mungesë totale investimesh, ndërsa operatori i shpërndarjes  kish 1.1 miliardë dollarë borxh të akumuluar. E dinim që duhet të bënim diçka dhe e dinim që kishim nevojë për mbështetje nga jashtë."

Shelter for Life is a microfinance institution in Kabul that provides loans to businesses. But it found it hard to track loans. Its loan officers in different cities did not have a centralized database to consult. They did not have access to accurate and timely information and could not take note of delinquency or manage defaults.

Nguyen Thi Hang, a mother of two school-aged children, lives in Vinh Long province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, where high poverty rates are prevalent among ethnic minority groups. For the last 14 years, Hang has earned a living for her family by making baskets and carpets from water hyacinth.

When journalist Rohullah Arman completed his investigation of opium cultivation in Afghanistan, he set a new bar. He was using numerical data to produce the report, a process unusual in Afghanistan, where reliable statistics are hard to come by.

In an effort to tackle high unemployment as well as a lack of trained workers, Afghan companies are getting help matching up workforce needs with skilled employees.

Mohammad Asef Hamraz has a carpet-weaving company in the Afghan capital of Kabul, but, until recently, he was unaware of what customers in different parts of the world might want to buy.

На початку 2014 року Віра Овчаренко, власник невеликого господарства з Миколаївської області, Україна, опинилась у безвихідному становищі. Вона мусила зареєструвати своє право власності на земельну ділянку, але через бюрократичну помилку у Державному агентстві земельних ресурсів України (Держземагенстві), кадастровий номер земельної ділянки пані Овчаренко співпадав з номером іншої земельної ділянки, що не давало можливості зареєструвати право власності на її землю. 

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Last updated: June 09, 2015