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.
Guyana, a small country in the Caribbean, now benefits from a 21st century supply chain that provides health commodities, including safe and effective antiretroviral drugs for Guyanese who are living with HIV, and reliable kits to test those at risk.
The new supply chain was made possible by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s Supply Chain Management System, which is managed by USAID.
A daylong “Fair Play, Fair Childhood” charity basketball event in August 2013 will shine in the hearts and minds of children from around Bosnia and Herzegovina for a long time to come.
USAID organized the event with the Basketball Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as part of the Agency’s summer campaign to promote fair play and equal access to education for children of all ethnicities and with all levels of ability.
Job loss, eviction and social ostracism are just some of the risks that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) encounter when their sexual orientation is revealed. Fear of these risks prevents them from reporting discrimination and bias-motivated crimes to the police or in the media.
"I would not dare press charges against anyone who victimized me for being a lesbian. It would only lead to more problems for me," said one BiH citizen, who preferred to remain anonymous.
Outside the Carewell Clinic in Lesotho, scores of men and adolescent boys are sitting under the sun. All of them are here for the same reason—voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention.
Inside the clinic, a well-dressed man named Hlalele* is just beginning the VMMC process. He has already gone through related group and individual counseling and is awaiting his screening, after which he will undergo the VMMC procedure.
For the first time since graduating from vocational technical high school 10 years ago, Ajdin Dedic has a job as a skilled worker in his hometown of Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As a landlocked country that experiences recurrent drought and inflows of refugees, Chad faces severe food insecurity. Approximately 44 percent of the population in Chad lacks access to potable water, and there are hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan and Central African Republic dwelling in already vulnerable host communities.
The nearly century-old village of Zardabi lies on the Guba-Khachmaz road in northern part of Azerbaijan and is surrounded by thousands of apple and sour plum orchards. In Zardabi, like everywhere else in Azerbaijan, the social infrastructure collapsed along with the Soviet Union. To overcome social problems inherited from Soviet era, the community has closely collaborated with USAID-supported projects since 2006.
Beekeeping is an ancient tradition in Ethiopia, stretching back into the country’s early history—between 3500 and 3000 B.C., according to some history books. Collecting and selling honey and other bee products produced in homes and home gardens is common throughout the country.
Globally, the Middle East and North Africa have the lowest rate of interregional business and trade. The area is also challenged by high unemployment rates, young populations out of work and slow economic development. Developing environments favorable to starting businesses and supporting an entrepreneurial culture is key to the Middle East and North Africa’s growth and stability.
Last updated: October 17, 2013