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.
Yulia Khvatik is a leader in developing legal clinics in Belarus, which allow law students to develop practical skills under the mentorship of professional lawyers and professors while also providing pro bono legal services to socially disadvantaged citizens. Much of what she has accomplished results from a USAID study tour to the United States, where she observed the functioning of legal clinics.
В настоящее время Юлия Хватик возглавляет движение, целью которого является создание в Беларуси сети юридических клиник. Подобные клиники дают возможность студентам, изучающим право, развивать практические навыки под руководством профессиональных юристов и одновременно на безвозмездной основе оказывать незащищенным группам населения юридическую поддержку. Многое из того, чего достигла Юлия, является результатом ее участия в стажировке в США, организованной Агентством США по международному развитию (USAID).
Vladyslav* first tested positive for HIV in late 2012. At the time of his diagnosis, his immune system was already extremely compromised, which placed him at risk for numerous opportunistic infections. Of particular concern to Vladyslav was the fact that his wife was infected with tuberculosis (TB).
When Vladyslav developed a cough that persisted for more than three weeks, he visited his infectious disease specialist, who discovered that Vladyslav had also been suffering from a low-grade fever. Recognizing these symptoms, Vladyslav’s doctor suspected TB.
وكجزءٍ من الجهد المتواصل لتلبية الاحتياجات الإنسانية الأكثر أهمية للملايين من الناس داخل سوريا، يقوم مكتب المساعدات الأمريكية الخارجية للكوارث التابع للوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية، يقوم بتوفير الخدمات الطبية النفسية والاجتماعية من خلال العيادات المتنقلة والمراكز الصحية للمرأة ومن خلال العاملين في مجال التوعية، وذلك بهدف مساعدة السوريين في التعامل مع الضغوط الناجمة عن الصراع وحالات النزوح.
As one part of an ongoing effort to meet the most critical humanitarian needs of millions of people inside Syria, USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance helps provide psychosocial services through women's health centers, mobile clinics,and outreach workers to help Syrians deal with the stresses of conflict and displacement.
Michel Dorlean, a Haitian flower producer, grew up learning the family business by planting flowers on traditional hillside plots in the mountainous village of Furcy, near Port-au-Prince. But the hillside locations leave flowers vulnerable to excessive heat, wind, humidity and rain. Dorlean used to lose more than 8 percent of his yields to weather.
Claudelina Portillo was the only woman in an elected leadership position in the Guayaibi Poty cooperative in Paraguay. Many of her female friends told her they could not join because the $3 monthly fee was too high. Portillo raised the issue with the other cooperative leaders, but they weren’t willing to find a solution.
“I can never forget the day when I was selected to receive a USAID scholarship,” says Aisha Butt, a talented young woman from Punjab province, Pakistan, recalling her happiness in 2009. She had successfully gained admission to the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, to pursue her Master’s Degree, but did not have the money to pay for her studies.
Aisha had just completed 12 years of schooling when her parents died. She was left alone to take care of her younger sisters and saw no way to continue education while providing for her siblings.
Last updated: January 15, 2015