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.

A USAID-financed program in Haiti is improving air quality for cooking vendors and is expected to save more than 500 tons of charcoal a year.
The three-year Improved Cooking Technology Program ("Recho Pa’w" in Creole) aims to promote sustainable energy for cooking and reduce the consumption of charcoal by large-scale users as well as households.

USAID, përmes Programit të Ndërmarrësve të Rinj, që u zhvillua prej shtatorit 2010 deri në shtatorin e vitit 2013, ndihmoi Pleurat Buçaj-n për të hartuar planin e biznesit që ka udhëzuar fillimin e suksesshëm të fidanishtes së tij.

USAID, preko  svog programa za mlade preduzetnike koji je trajao od septembra 2010 do septembra 2013 godine pomogao je Pleurat Buçaj-u da izradi poslovni plan koji je  vodio  ka uspešno početku njegovog rasadnika.

Programi për Ndërmarrësit e Rinj i USAID-it që veproi nga shtatori 2010 deri në shtator 2013 ishte i hartuar për të ndihmuar ndërmarrësit e rinj duke forcuar aftësitë e tyre për ndërmarrësi dhe duke siguruar ndihmë me grante të vogla.

USAID-ov program  za mlade preduzetnike koji je trajao od  sepembra  2010 do septembra 2013 godine bio je osmišljen  da mladim preduzetnicima pomogne u jačanju njihovih preduzetničkih sposobnosti i obezbeđivanjem  male  finansijske  pomoći.

Egmend Daija has always made an art of his work as an artisan, designing and creating by hand one-of-a-kind purses, briefcases and just about every other kind of product that can be sewn from leather. Daija has replaced the leather interiors of antique cars, upholstered barber chairs and even fabricated cases used to cradle gifts from the Kosovo Government to the White House and the Vatican.

“When I design something, I see it already made before I even start,” says Daija, who excelled in painting and drama before starting as a leatherworker’s apprentice at age 14.

USAID, through its Young Entrepreneurs Program, which ran from September 2010 through September 2013, helped Pleurat Buçaj craft the business plan that has guided his nursery’s successful launch.

In late April 2012, the mayor of Osh, Kyrgyzstan, issued a resolution to extend Monuev Street by 480 meters—which would displace 22 houses in the process. On May 22, Osh’s chief architect announced the plan to local media and informed them of ongoing community meetings and housing appraisals to compensate those to be affected by the city development efforts.

Toorpekai’s thriving new business and boundless self-confidence illustrate the change that can come about when Afghan women learn that they have legal rights. Four decades after she lost her father, Toorpekai received her share of his property, changing her life forever.


Last updated: April 05, 2017