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Balmore and other beneficiaries of the H-2 visa program do their check-in process at the Salvadoran international airport.

A Voyage of Opportunities

The U.S. Government’s H-2 visa program came along at just the right time for Balmore.

Reem Hamdan, the Director General of Jordan's Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO), stands in her office at EDCO.

Jordan’s First Female Power Executive

USAID’s Engendering Industries program supports partner Reem Hamdan to become the first woman power executive in Jordan’s history

Employees of Kawandama Hills Plantation collect tree biomass to produce legal, licensed charcoal in Malawi.

How Licensing Charcoal From Tree Plantations Curbs Deforestation

USAID supports commercial solutions that protect Malawi’s forests and fuel economic growth

A couple, a man and a woman smile at each other while the woman holds their their baby. The group is sitting inside inside Ranchi District Hospital. Woman is holding their baby.

Delivering Quality

How USAID’s partnership with the Government of India transformed labor and delivery rooms for safer childbirth

A man stands next to a potato sorting machine.

Producing Food in Wartime

A Ukrainian company exports food and creates jobs in the face of Putin's brutal invasion

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Featured Focus Areas

Promoting Global Health

Investments in global health protect Americans at home and abroad, save lives, strengthen fragile states, and promote social and economic progress.

Supporting Global Stability

Advancing democracy and governance helps promote sustainable development and peace around the world.

Providing Humanitarian Assistance

USAID provides timely and effective humanitarian response, bringing disaster relief and lifesaving assistance amidst complex crises.

Catalyzing Innovation and Partnership

The future of international development is enterprise-driven.

Advancing Gender Equality

When women do better, countries do better, communities do better, and families do better.