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.

Irina Yurchenko of the Belarus city of Vitebsk has always harbored a passion for design and retail. After earning her university degree in design, she participated in several international clothing design competitions, which ultimately led to her working at one of Vitebsk’s premier fashion studios.

Студент Нуркалы Толубаев часто пользуется бесплатным интернетом, который доступен в автобусах Оша, второго по величине города Кыргызстана с населением свыше 245 тысяч жителей.  В июне 2017 года, Нуркалы обратил внимание, что услуга не доступна. Он написал в мэрию, воспользовавшись мобильным приложением OshCity.

Студент Нуркалы Толубаев часто пользуется бесплатным интернетом, который доступен в автобусах Оша, второго по величине города Кыргызстана с населением свыше 245 тысяч жителей.  В июне 2017 года, Нуркалы обратил внимание, что услуга не доступна. Он написал в мэрию, воспользовавшись мобильным приложением OshCity.

October 2018 — Belène Alexandre, 31, one of the two supervisory lawyers providing legal assistance at the St. Marc Legal Aid Office, is only too aware of how easy it is for those who can’t afford a lawyer to get lost within the Haitian justice system, and she has made it her life’s work to help them reclaim their rights.

The company, whose name means “Fast Forks” in Belarusian, was launched by Alfred Service in February 2016 with just three team members. The business grew rapidly with a steep rise in delivery and catering orders, but, to meet high customer demand, it needed a professional convection oven.

Октомври 2018 година – Најголемиот дел од училиштата во Македонија не се етнички интегрирани.  Доколку едно училиште се наоѓа во етнички разновидна заедница, тоа најчесто функционира во смени, една наутро и една попладне.  Во секоја смена наставата се одвива на различен наставен јазик.

Децата на иста возраст коишто посетуваат исто училиште, но се од различна етничка припадност може никогаш да немаат можност да комуницираат меѓу себе. Поради ограничениот контакт со деца од друга етничка припадност, учениците имаат предрасуди кон своите врсници од друга етничка припадност.

October 2018 — Most schools in Macedonia are not ethnically integrated. If a school is in an ethnically diverse community, often the school will operate in shifts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each shift delivers instruction in a different language.

Children of the same age who attend the same school but are from from different ethnicities might never have the opportunity to interact with one another. With limited exposure to children from other ethnicities, students end up having prejudices about their peers from different ethnic backgrounds.

Malaria is the leading cause of sickness and death in Uganda. Prevention, correct diagnosis and treatment are crucial to reduce malaria cases and mortality as well as lower the risk of resistance to antimalarial medicines and decrease medicine waste and misuse. However, due to inappropriate practices in malaria testing and treatment, many patients are treated incorrectly, receiving unnecessary or wrong medications.

Valentina Ushakova relocated with her family from Lugansk to Kyiv in 2014 after the start of armed hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Like many other internally displaced people, she had to rebuild her life from scratch after leaving her apartment and business

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Last updated: November 27, 2018