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.

Just when she was left with nowhere else to go, Nastya discovered the USAID-sponsored Street Smart program, which provides interventions for youth whose behaviors place them at great risk of becoming infected with HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief , USAID implements Street Smart through a local Odessa NGO called “Vira, Nadiya, Lyubov" (Faith, Hope, Love).

When Iryna* enrolled with an unemployment agency in Ukraine, a routine TB screening detected the infection. Iryna believes she contracted TB in 2012 when she worked as an agricultural worker in Kherson alongside a coworker who was diagnosed with the disease.

Just when she was left with nowhere else to go, Nastya discovered the USAID-sponsored Street Smart program, which provides interventions for youth whose behaviors place them at great risk of becoming infected with HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief , USAID implements Street Smart through a local Odessa NGO called “Vira, Nadiya, Lyubov" (Faith, Hope, Love).

Five years ago, Nefisa Hassen, a 24-year-old farmer from Ethiopia, had her first child at home. The labor and birth were prolonged and difficult. She prayed that, when her time came to deliver, she wouldn’t have complications forcing her to go to the health center. She could not handle the pity of her neighbors if she was unable to have a normal birth, and she wasn’t certain her husband could cover the cost of transportation to the facility.

For years, Kosovo courts have been challenged in their ability to enforce civil judgments. Kosovars, particularly businesses throughout the country, have come to believe that it is not worth the time, money and effort to bring their business disputes to court because the courts are not efficient in enforcing decisions.

Për vite të tëra gjykatat e Kosovës janë ballafaquar me sfida gjatë zbatimit të vendimeve gjyqësore të lëndëve civile. Tek kosovarët, e sidomos bizneset në gjithë vendin, është krijuar një bindje se sjellja e kontesteve afariste në gjykata thjeshtë nuk e vlenë as kohën e humbur e as paratë dhe mundin e bërë, sepse gjykatat nuk janë efikase në zbatimin e vendimeve. 

Kosovski sudovi su se godinama suočavali sa izazovima u sprovođenju pravosnažnih sudskih odluka u građanskim predmetima. Kosovari, a naročito preduzeća širom zemlje, su počeli da veruju da dovođenje poslovnih sporova pred sudove prosto nije vredno njihovog vremena, truda i novca jer sudovi nisu efikasni u sprovođenju odluka. 

In the mountainous Dashkasan district of rural Azerbaijan, old habits die hard. Many families maintain patriarchal traditions and women aren’t often encouraged to speak up. Hardly any woman has held a top government position in this district. But now things are changing.

Davlatdiyor Shohrahimov lives with his large extended family of 18 in the village of Rudaki, located in the Qumsangir district of southern Tajikistan. The farmland there is irrigated by a Soviet-era irrigation canal which, until recently, was in severe disrepair, without adequate maintenance for the last 12 years.

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Last updated: January 23, 2015