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.

Some corners of Kosovo’s major cities could easily be mistaken for Milan or Paris, with flashy designer shops and boutiques lining the streets. But unlike Milan and Paris—which attract designers from all over the world—Kosovo’s designers are all home-grown and draw from a rich 200-year history in textiles.

Bibi Khairulnesah, who recently earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnical University of Kabul, is one of three young graduates participating in a pilot internship program designed to help women launch successful careers in nontraditional occupations such as architecture, engineering, and business administration.

It’s barely daybreak when Ms. Golsom Shojaee sets off on a motorcycle across the mountains of central Afghanistan. Her husband, Mohammad, is the designated driver. Her mission is to ensure remote community-based education centers are operating smoothly.

Najila Danishjo is only 20 years old but is fully committed to helping the women of her country. The young teacher has fought furiously to arrive at where she is now: a trainee in the USAID Promote Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) ‘Royesh’ pre-service delivery program.

Companies ranging from business startups to corporate heavyweights are driving economic growth and creating jobs in Afghanistan, but obtaining a business license in the country has been a lengthy and costly process, frustrating even determined investors.

Fitim Selimi punonte si asistent i mësimdhënjes në Shkollën e Mesme të Prishtinës kur fitoi bursën e USAID-it në vitin 2014. Dy vite më vonë, pasi mbaroi studimet postdiplomike në Universitetin Willamette, duke fituar diplomën master nga administrimi i biznesit, Selimi u kthye në këtë shkollë në cilësinë e menaxhuesit të afarizmit dhe burimeve njerëzore.  

Fitim Seljimi je radio kao asistent nastave u Prištinskoj srednjoj školi kada je dobio USAID-ovu stipendiju 2014. godine. Dve godine kasnije, pošto je završio postdiplomske studije iz poslovne administracije u Univerzitetu Vilamet, Seljimi se vratio u srednju čkolu u svojstvu poslovnog menadžera i upravitelja ljudskim resursima.

Potatoes are Afghanistan’s third most consumed crop, and about 50 percent of the potatoes are imported from Pakistan. The potatoes are grown primarily in the highlands, which excludes the province of Jawzjan. Farmers in Jawzjan are interested in growing potatoes, but they’re unwilling to experiment, in part because of their belief that potatoes need a lot of water, something in short supply in Jawzjan, where average annual rainfall is only 230 mm.

Kada je porodica Tauljanta Redžepija na Kosovu kupila novoprivatizovanu fabriku radijatora 2012. godine, njihov prvenstveni cilj je bio smanjenje potrebe za uvozom u novonastaloj zemlji i eventualno zadovoljavanje rastuće domaće potražnje za pećima na biomasu.

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Last updated: March 02, 2017