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.

Kop-promet Ltd. is a family-owned textile business located in the Serbian municipality of Novi Pazar, traditionally known for its textile production. Specializing in the production of both fashionable and protective clothing, the company currently employs 40 full-time workers.

Ukras Ltd. is a small Serbian company established during the economic downturn of the 1990s. For more than 20 years, owner Svetozar Milovanović struggled to develop a steady business for the production of protective gloves.

Mozambique has the 10th highest incidence of early marriage in the world. It is estimated that 48 percent of girls are married by the age of 18, and some 14 percent by the age of 15—below the legal age of consent established by Mozambique’s family law. Early marriage violates the rights of children, perpetuates gender inequity, and is often accompanied by early pregnancy, which carries increased health risks for both mother and child.

Как инструктор сообщества по здравоохранению программы USAID по здоровью матерей и детей, Саид понимает важную роль мужчин в формировании здоровых семей и сообществ.  Программа «Продовольствие во имя будущего», финансируемая USAID и осуществляемая Корпусом милосердия в 12 районах Хатлонской области, информирует о питании, здоровье матерей и детей, гигиене и санитарии.

St. Kitts—Miguel Gumbs, 18, answers to the nickname Ezzy because he has a new approach to life: He takes it easy. However, that was not always the case.

Six-year-old Yohana Peter clutches a bottle of mango juice as he waits for his medication outside a pharmacy at Al Sabah Children’s Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. Seated next to his mother on a metal bench, Yohana looks anxious.

Trường hợp của bà Nhung không phải là cá biệt. Những cải cách tại Việt Nam vào cuối những năm 1990 đã đem đến những thay đổi có ý nghĩa về chính sách pháp luật liên quan đến quyền về đất đai, tuy nhiên việc thực thi vẫn còn chậm do nhận thức của người dân chưa cao và do thiếu các nguồn lực ở cấp tỉnh để thực thi các quyền về tài sản của phụ nữ.

Nguyen Thi Nhung, 52, is a farmer in the Mekong Delta province of Long An in southern Vietnam. When her father died in 2014, she wanted to give each of her four older sisters part of the farming land. Since she was the only person with a land use right certificate for her parents’ residential and farming land, it was up to Nhung to figure out how to legally give them land access.

Patricia* arrived at the Women’s Justice Center in Torreon, located in Mexico’s state of Coahuila, in March 2015. She had fled a situation where her partner had become violent toward her and her family. The center helped Patricia with her divorce, and found her legal counsel and a support group. At the same time, she attended vocational education classes in jewelry making and baking.


Last updated: June 17, 2016