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.

The vast majority of rural communities in Cambodia are entirely dependent on community water supply ponds for drinking water during the dry season because groundwater is either not available or is too deep to reach easily. If there is a prolonged dry season, access to safe drinking water becomes a serious issue. And with the recent changing of climatic patterns, the likelihood and severity of extended dry periods is increasing.

As Ukrainians continue to flee the conflict zone in the eastern region of the country, internally displaced persons (IDPs) are receiving critical assistance as NGOs and government ramp up efforts to meet their increasing needs

The town of Duékoué in western Côte d’Ivoire was among the worst hit during the country’s 2010-2011 post-electoral crisis. Violence centered on the neighborhoods of Kokoma and Carrefour, where nearly 1,000 died in clashes between ethnic groups.

Через брак організованої інфраструктури ринку та систем логістики, більшість малих і середніх сільськогосподарських виробників (фермерів) часто вимушені збувати свою продукцію на місці – у розпал сезону збирання врожаю на місцевих неорганізованих ринків чи через недобросовісних посередників. 

For years, Nadia’s* life looked like a losing struggle for survival. Today, she has the stability and security that seemed desperately out of reach only a couple years ago.

 In October 2014, Serhiy* was released from prison in Ukraine, but the long-awaited moment concealed an insidious threat that hangs over him and other ex-convicts who are recovering from multi-drug resistant TB: In working to restart their lives, many newly released former convicts neglect their health needs.

Jan. 2015—Fermerët kosovar të trangujve të vegjël të tipit kornishon nuk janë më në zgripc, duke i falënderuar ndihmës së USAID-it e cila u mundësoi rritjen dramatike të prodhimit të kësaj kulture mjaft të kërkuar, dhe atë në mënyrë të qëndrueshme dhe fitimprurëse.

Kosovski uzgajivači kornišona nisu više u škripcu, zahvaljujuči USAID-u, koji im je pomogao da dramatično povećaju proizvodnju ovog traženog useva na održiv i profitabilan način.

Most Ukrainian small and medium sized agriculture producers (SMPs) are forced to sell their produce at the height of the harvest season in local informal markets or through rent-seeking middlemen due to a lack of market infrastructure and logistics systems. At the mercy of buyers, producers often feel compelled to accept whatever price they are offered or risk spoiling of their unsold fruits and vegetables.

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Last updated: February 06, 2015