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.

Valjbona Ajeti je jedna od osoba sa najjačom voljom, entuziazmom I odlučnošću koje ćete ikada sresti. Ona živi sa svojom porodicom u Gornjoj Slatini – selu u opštini Vitina na Kosovu. Njena kompanija GRASEP – akronim koji se prevodi na „žene iz Gornje Slatine“ – ima 20 zaposlenih žena i proizvodi konzervirano povrće i turšiju, ali je njen glavni proizvod ajvar. poznati sos od crvenih paprika koji odlično ide sa svakom vrstom jela. 

Valbona Ajeti është një ndër njerëzit me më së shumti entuziazëm, vullnet dhe venosmëri që do të takoni ndonjëherë. Ajo jeton me familjen e saj në fshatin Sllatinë e Epërme – fshat ky në Komunën e Vitisë në Kosovë. Ndërmarrja e saj GRASEP – akronim për “Gratë e Sllatinës së Epërme” – ka 20 gra të punësuara dhe prodhon perime të prezervuara dhe turshi, mirëpo produkti kryesor i saj është ajvari, një salcë e famshme e prodhuar nga specat e kuq që shkon me çdo lloj ushqimi.

These issues were not just affecting Ford Vietnam, but were increasing costs for thousands of businesses across the country. The situation was borne out by the World Bank’s 2016 Doing Business indicators, which ranked Vietnam 108 out of 190 countries in its performance on the indicator “trading across borders.”

Nguyen Thi Quynh Nga understands the important role auditing institutions play in evaluating policy and influencing governmental decisions. She has over 13 years’ experience at the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV).

Ecofarm has been extremely profitable in Vietnam’s Dong Thap province, thanks to the company’s sound investments and strong business enabling environment. It sells tens of thousands of dollars of farm produce from 85 hectares of land harvested on a three-month planting cycle using high-tech practices.

Valbona Ajeti is one of the most enthusiastic, strong-willed and determined people you will ever meet. She lives with her family in Sllatina e Epërme—a village in the Kosovo municipality of Viti. Her company GRASEP—an acronym that translates to “women of Sllatina e Epërme”—has 20 women employees and produces preserved vegetables and pickles, but its main product is Ajvar, a famous sauce made from red peppers that goes with virtually everything.

On the eastern side of Zimbabwe, near the border with Mozambique, a school and the surrounding community are dramatically changing attitudes and social norms through the DREAMS initiative, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through USAID. There, DREAMS is reaching thousands of parents, caregivers and students and making their dreams come true.

After graduating with a degree in computer science, Ekezie, 34, stayed in the United States to work in the oil and gas sector with the hope of eventually returning to Nigeria. By the time he returned to Lagos, the downturn of Nigeria’s petroleum sector led Ekezie to look at other careers.

Sinh sống tại vùng nông thôn thuộc một tỉnh ở miền nam Việt Nam, chị Hồ Thị Thanh Mỹ mơ ước tìm được công việc gì đó để cải thiện thu nhập cho gia đình. Chị mua trái cây và rau từ các gia đình tại địa phương rồi đem bán ở chợ. Mặc dù chị làm lụng rất chăm chỉ nhưng nguồn hàng phụ thuộc vào mùa vụ và sản lượng thu hoạch của những người trồng trọt. Có lúc chị không có hàng để bán. Mỗi ngày chị chỉ kiếm được 50.000-70.000 đồng.

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Last updated: December 12, 2017