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.

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.
 
22 FEBRUARY 2012 | URUZGAN, AFGHANISTAN
 
USAID, through its Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program, recently completed construction of the Regak Bridge located in the volatile Uruzgan province. Straddling the Shakur River, the bridge was constructed in an area faced with border disputes, insurgency, drug trafficking, and river flooding due to snow melt and rain.
 
21 FEBRUARY 2012 | KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN
 
Six-year-old Sayeeda and her best friend Fareeda were out playing near their home when bullets started whizzing past them. A shoot-out had erupted between insurgent fighters and international troops. Both girls ran for home. Moments later, Sayeeda was shot in the chest. As Fareeda stopped to help her friend, she also was shot.
 
20 FEBRUARY 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
 
By adding reliable security personnel to the USAID-funded irrigation project, laborers were able to conduct their activities without harassment from antigovernment forces.
 

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Last updated: January 08, 2014