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.

Не смотря на то, что в Кыргызстане 99 процентов родов принимаются квалифицированными специалистами, только 60 процентов новорожденных получают  грудное вскармливание в течение часа после рождения, и только 41 процент детей в возрасте до 6 месяцев находится на исключительно на грудном вскармливании. Исследования показывают, что улучшение этих показателей через повышение качества консультирования и ухода до и после родов может помочь снижению младенческой смертности и предотвратить хроническое недоедание.

Con gái tôi sinh ra xinh xắn, vậy mà giờ phải sống cảnh tật nguyền, buồn tủi” mẹ chị Phạm Thị Gái (38 tuổi) chia sẻ. Ngay từ nhỏ, chị Gái bị liệt các chi bên trái do bị bại liệt. Cuộc sống mưu sinh từ đó cũng khó khăn hơn với mẹ con chị nơi vùng ven biển thuộc quận Sơn Trà, thành phố Đà Nẵng.

Школа предпринимателей в сфере высоких технологий впечатляет результатами в Беларуси – и не только. Недавно один из выпускников школы TechMinsk продал свое приложение компании Фейсбук, стартапы других выпускников продолжают развиваться.

The long-awaited dream of Kuban Akmatov has come true—this spring his apple and pear trees bloomed for the first time in a decade.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the high rate of facility-based childbirth presents an excellent opportunity to improve child nutrition by strengthening the counseling and services mothers receive before and after delivery. Although 99 percent of births are attended by a skilled provider, only 60 percent of newborns are breastfed within an hour after birth and only 41 percent of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed.

Sometimes the best way to explain a new idea is through show and tell. USAID teamed up with the United States Energy Association to do precisely that. They sponsored four Executive Utility Exchanges, in which officials from the national electric utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) visited utilities, private industries, and regulators in other countries to observe how they have added renewable energy to their power grids, implement utility software systems to automate operations, and improve the regulatory environment.

Soraya learned to knit from her mother at age 13. However, marriage kept her too busy to take up her childhood hobby. The death of her husband, however, changed her calculation. Facing the need to support her six children, what once was an enjoyable digression became a marketable skill.

Controlling highly contagious diseases in livestock is a significant challenge in maintaining a healthy herd and improving the production of animals. In Afghanistan, livestock are a significant part of the economy and livestock owners are often among the poorest people and make up some of the least food secure households in the country.

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).


Last updated: January 08, 2015