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.
Like many Salvadoran family owned milk processing operations, Agroindustrias San Julián, S. A. de C. V. in Sonsonate, El Salvador, used to collect its milk from local farms in un-refrigerated trucks which resulted in poor quality, high losses and minimal environmental controls. The company’s president, Luis Fernández, knew that with the passage of the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) his company would have to modernize in order to meet international standards and be able to grow and stay competitive.
Nearly 2 million Sudanese, driven from their homes by violence, now live in densely populated clusters of camps spread throughout Sudan’s western Darfur region. One of their greatest needs is firewood to cook food, sell for income, boil water, and heat their homes.
On June 4, 2009, Fushë-Krujë Municipality became the first Albanian local government to obtain a commercial loan. The loan, in the amount of 100 million Lek (approximately US$1 million), will be used to complete the Northern Ring Road around the city, identified by the community as an essential investment project necessary to promote economic growth in the city and to improve safety (an estimated 500 heavy trucks circulate through the city per hour). The new road will divert both inter-city traffic and, more importantly, large, heavy goods vehicles around the city center.
Last updated: October 14, 2014