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A woman stands for a portrait at the market in Tala, Kenya.

Connecting Ruth

Closing the gender digital divide in Kenya

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.

Dr. Thai Thi Hai Yen in the garden at Dĩ An City Hospital in Vietnam.

Essential To Life

Strengthening Vietnam’s access to medical oxygen

A woman with a child wrapped onto her back

The Care Economy

A South African childcare nurtures economic opportunity for women

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.