Transforming Lives

Speeches Shim

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.

While youth political participation in Kyrgyzstan has been historically low, Kyrgyz youth are active on social media, often accessing it via mobile networks that cover most of the country. Could a campaign to turn online activity into real-life activity at the polling stations make a difference in voter turnout?

Mozambique’s young democracy needs its citizens to be better informed about issues like the environment, health, climate change and economic growth. Citizens must be able to hold their leaders accountable with facts.

It’s bad enough to be an internally displaced person fleeing for your life in Nigeria. But to be a female on the run with seven children between the ages of 1 month and 13 years is unimaginable.

Quiet and clean, e-trikes are all the rage on the streets of Borocay Island in the Philippines. These electric-powered bikes are replacing ubiquitous gasoline-operated tricycles that are one of the main sources of transportation

Tania Khatun and her family have seen their quality of life improve at the flip of a switch. No longer in the dark, she and her children are enjoying cooler nights and more enjoyable and productive evenings thanks to the sun’s rays collected through new solar panels.

Novembar 2015— Poboljšanje ekonomskog rasta je teško ako je polovina stanovništva iskčljučena. Nažalost, učešće žena u radnoj snazi na Kosovu je najniže u Evropi. Ipak, USAID pomaže ženama u poboljšanju njhovih veština i povećanju prihoda.

Manje od 10 odsto preduzeća na Kosovu je pod upravom ili u vlasništvu žena, dok se samo 3 odsto od svih poslovnih kredita dodeljuje ženama. Broj žena preduzetnika na Kosovu je takođe među najnižima u regionu, i žene često nailaze na više prepreka nego muškarci kada pokušavaju da osnuju biznis.

Nëntor 2015—Përmirësimi i rritjes ekonomike është i vështirë nëse gjysma e popullsisë është e papërfshirë. Mjerisht, pjesëmarrja e femrave në fuqinë punëtore të Kosovës është më e ulta në Europë. Megjithatë, USAID-i po u ndihmon grave në përmirësimin e shkathtësive dhe rritjen e të ardhurave.  

Improving economic growth is difficult if half the population is excluded. Sadly, female participation in Kosovo’s workforce is one of the lowest in Europe. However, USAID is assisting women to improve their skills and their incomes.

Classroom instruction doesn’t always prepare students for real world work challenges and conditions, but universities and vocational colleges in Asia’s Lower Mekong subregion are staying ahead of the curve. They are bringing industry and technology into the schools.

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Last updated: October 05, 2018