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.

17 FEBRUARY 2007 | MIRZA ABDUL QADER, KABUL
 
Sara, 16, from the village of Mirza Abdul Qader near Kabul, is a recent graduate of APEP's Accelerated Learning courses.  She, along with other girls and young women, make up 56% of the program's graduates.  According to Sara, "Under the Taliban we were unable to obtain an education.  Now we are able to enroll in school and read simple things like street signs and write as well."
13 FEBRUARY 2007 | KABUL
 
USAID’s Alternative Livelihoods Program for the Eastern Region (ALP/E) is supporting the development of agricultural value chains, as a way to allow small, medium and large-scale farmers to engage in the production and marketing of licit crops in a sustainable and profitable fashion.
 
5 FEBRUARY 2007 | BATIKOT DISTRICT, NANGARHAR PROVINCE
 
Bitter feelings about going against law and the Qur’an aside, Shah Jan and her husband used to grow poppy so they could send to school their seven children.  This winter, however, the farmer’s family will not be planting poppy.  For several months now, Shah Jan has been working at developing a modest yet consistent and honest alternative; income earned from a commercial plug seedling nursery in Batikot district of Nangarhar province. 
 
29 NOVEMBER 2006 | KABUL
 
Like any other day, on November 29, 2006 Ariana Airlines Flight 401 left Kabul International Airport for Dubai.  On this day, however, the national airline’s aircraft carried aboard a trial shipment of 1,300 Kg of fresh fruit and vegetables from Eastern Afghanistan. 
 
7 OCTOBER 2006 | KHOST PROVINCE
 
“We have an open door policy; there is a place for anyone who wants to work here,” says Shazad, a director at the radio station.
 
1 OCTOBER 2006 | SARI PUL PROVINCE
 
“I am very pleased to see all of these beautiful products have been made by the women of Sari Pul,” commented Ms. Aziza Jalis, Head of the Sari Pul DOWA.
 
1 OCTOBER 2006 | HERAT PROVINCE
 
“I plan to build more greenhouses,” says farmer Mola Shah Gool. “For a small cost, I can gain a good income, and they are easy to water from shallow wells, common in this dry area.”
 
1 OCTOBER 2006 | GHAZNI PROVINCE
 
Travel over the old 64 km Ghazni to Sharan Road previously was slow, dangerous and unreliable. The new road now serves as an economic corridor for better access between the key cities of Ghazni in Ghazni Province and Sharan in Paktika Province. It facilitates expedient transportation of farm products to market, enhances economic development, and promotes social interaction along the road route.
 
1 SEPTEMBER 2006 | QALAT, ZABUL PROVINCE
 
The completion of the first airstrip in Zabul Province will provide a gateway to further development, economic growth, and communication links for the province.
 

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Last updated: January 08, 2014