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.

May 2014—Pascal Habababyeyi, 25, is a radio journalist in Rwanda’s Southern province at Huguka Radio, a community station. Radio is the most popular form of media in Rwanda, and Radio Huguka alone reaches an estimated audience of over 1 million listeners.

Although Habababyeyi has university training in journalism, he still lacked some basic journalism skills. This is the case for the majority of Rwandan journalists, who have never had formal journalism training.

May 2014—Across the eastern Acholi sub-region of Uganda, small business entrepreneurs are engaging in new market opportunities and taking the first steps out of poverty. Through a network of community knowledge workers (CKWs), village members are working together and creating a sustainable model to help rebuild livelihoods in the formerly war-torn part of the country. 

Since 2008, USAID has helped more than 600 people with disabilities in Belarus to strengthen organizations that serve people with disabilities, enhance advocacy efforts to promote inclusion, and support the development of innovative services.

Numri i madh i të rinjve të papunësuar është një nga çështjet më të rëndësishme për të cilat për çdo ditë flitet në Maqedoni dhe kërkohet zgjidhje.

Големиот број невработени млади е едно од најважните прашања за кое секојдневно се зборува во Македонија и се бара решение.

Climate change has become a reality in Aule’s village. Droughts and famine are becoming more frequent, wiping out herds of livestock traditionally kept as a source of income. 

Seven years ago, Rotim Murage was apprehensive about his future. He had just sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, an intensive four-day exam that determines which students are eligible to attend a government high school. Due to limited places, those that score low marks are not able to attend a government high school, which are much cheaper than private options.

In Ethiopia, 7.37 million people living with disabilities face challenges related to discrimination, exclusion from mainstream society, and extreme poverty. In addition, the physical environment is hostile to people with disabilities, including inaccessible roads and few sidewalks anywhere in the city, ill-equipped transportation, schools, housing, workplaces and public facilities.

April 2014—White smoke is spiraling up into the sky as dusk quickly falls in the village. In one of the huts, Radiata Ibrahim, a young unmarried woman, has just put the cooking pot containing the evening meal on the stove. She is far busier than before now that she has embarked on a new and rewarding activity.

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Last updated: July 16, 2014