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.

2 MARCH 2012 | KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
 
“Before working as an intern with the Ministry I was a part-time IT teacher in a private school. I taught the same subject every day; there was no opportunity to learn about a career with the public sector. Through my internship, I have many opportunities to learn new things and build my career. I feel happy and prefer to work with the Ministry rather than anywhere else.”
 
1 MARCH 2012
 
Sadeqa Khavari’s older sister died while giving birth and now she feared her pregnant, younger sister Masoma would suffer the same fate.
 
28 FEBRUARY 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
 
Abdul Sattar considers himself land-rich but cash-poor. The Kandahar farmer owns nearly 150 acres of farmland in an area where most farmers have only one or two acres. But because of the prohibitive costs of planting and harvesting, two-thirds of his land has lain dormant for years.
 
27 FEBRUARY 2012 | BAGHLAN, AFGHANISTAN
 
Tasked to implement the preparatory work for construction of a road that will connect Afghanistan’s northern towns of Bamyan and Dushi, USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (AIRP) laid the groundwork for more than a road. It also helped build a community’s educational resources.
 
26 FEBRUARY 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
 
The DABS-Kandahar director was very appreciative of the USAID provided computer and English training for his staff.
 
25 FEBRUARY 2012 | KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN
 
24 FEBRUARY 2012 | AFGHANISTAN
 
23 FEBRUARY 2012 | KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
 
23 FEBRUARY 2012 | KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
 
Founded in 1931, Kabul University is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Afghanistan. The university is recognized internationally and its credentials are renowned but its rich culture, history, and academic excellence have been devastated by decades of wars and instability.
 

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Last updated: January 08, 2014