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.

13 JUNE 2010 | KHOST PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
 
13 JUNE 2010 | EASTERN AFGHANISTAN
 
13 JUNE 2010 | JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN
 
7 JUNE 2010 | PULI KHUMRI, AFGHANISTAN
 
6 JUNE 2010 | BEHSUD DISTRICT, NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
 
With limited job opportunities and high poverty in remote areas of Afghanistan, local people consider joining the insurgency.  Addressing this issue in Behsud District of Nangarhar Province, USAID’s Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East, and West (IDEA-NEW) program supported establishing a textile processing facility to generate local level employment and strengthen the textile value chain.
 
6 JUNE 2010 | JALREZ DISTRICT, WARDAK PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
 
Located in the foothills of central Afghanistan, Jalrez District in Wardak Province is known as the home of the country’s finest athletes.  This reputation inspired the establishment of the Jalrez Youth Association (JYA) in 2008 through USAID support.  The JYA engages young people in organized sports, providing them with a legitimate alternative to joining the insurgency.
 
6 JUNE 2010 | ESKIN, KAPISA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
 
Traditionally a stronghold for the insurgency in Kapisa Province, Eskin is a small village in a valley that more than 2,000 families call home.  Tough mountainous terrain and restricted access have limited the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s presence in this area.  The road is the only way to reach the district center where Eskin valley villagers can access critical resources, including health services, markets and local government institutions.
 
6 JUNE 2010 | KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
 
As a village elder, Hajji Baba cares about his community and knows that his well-being is linked to the security of his environment and the prosperity of his fellow villagers in Arghandab District of Kandahar Province.  Hajji Baba was one of many Arghandab farmers suffering after several years of drought.  The farmers couldn’t plow the land, had no fruit on their trees, and didn’t know what to do about the insects.
 
6 JUNE 2010 | KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
 
When Abdullah Jan met Shabnam, they were seniors in the Engineering Department at Kabul University. They soon began to intern at the Kabul Central Materials Laboratory operated by USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (AIRP).  
 

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Last updated: January 08, 2014