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.

The USAID Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) found a solution to improve MAIL human resources management and work place discipline.

In April, Suhaila joined twelve other young women as an intern working with a tech company in Herat. The six-month internship gave Suhaila the opportunity to build her confidence and to put the theory she had learnt at university into practice, designing websites, developing databases, and coding computer programs for the Department of Women Affairs. After completing her internship, Shaila decided to start her own company.

One of the biggest challenges to the melon farmers of northern Afghanistan is melon fly infestation, which damages the fruit and leads to secondary rot. Unfortunately, traditional methods of melon cultivation do little to protect the fruit, and farmers lack pest management controls. The result is lower yields and less income for the farmers.

Kindo Aïssata, Conseillère en Alphabétisation habite le quartier Belleville d’Anyama depuis plus de 15 ans.  Cette mère de famille de 42 ans, à l’image de tout le quartier Belleville fort d’environ 13000 habitants,  a dû faire face à la pénurie d’eau pendant toutes ces années.

En effet, La ville d’Anyama souffre d’adduction en eau potable. Aïssata se souvient qu’elle et ses enfants parcouraient 30 kilomètres tous les deux jours pour aller chercher de l’eau potable à la fontaine située hors du périmètre de la ville.

Statistics are grim for the victims of domestic violence in Serbia. In 2015, 36 women died in cases of domestic violence. Since the beginning of 2016, 16 women have been killed and 3,530  have contacted the helpline of the Counseling Against Family Violence, a civil society organization that provides support for victims.In 2013, 76 people died in cases of domestic violence—45 of those were women and five were children. Since the beginning of 2014, 11 women have been killed and as many as 1,883 have contacted the helpline of the Counseling Against Family Violence, a civil society organization that provides support for victims.

March 2017—In 2012, Dr. Qudratullo Qodirov was one year out of medical school and had been offered a position as head of a tuberculosis (TB) center in the Rash district, some 200 kilometers from Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe.

“I was hesitant to take the job because the TB center was in terrible condition, with only two staff members working in two small, unheated and badly equipped rooms,” he remembers.

Ноябрь 2016 - Почти все фермеры Джалал-Абадской и Ошской областей Кыргызстана выращивают кукурузу по традиционным устаревшим методам с использова-нием преимущественно физического труда, что снижает рентабельность производства кукурузы. Зачастую из-за низкого урожая кормовой кукурузы для скота, фермерам приходится закупать на зиму дополнительные объемы корма.

Кадырбек Баратов не стал исключением. Пойдя по стопам отца и научившись всему у него, он стал выращивать кукурузу по тем же методам.

Ноябрь 2016 - Жалал-Абад жана Ош облусунда дээрлик бардык фермерлер адатынча эле эски, кара күчтү көп талап кылган ыкмалар менен жүгөрү өстүрүп келишет. Мындай ыкма жүгөрү өстүрүүнүн пайдалуулугун чектейт. Көп учурда малга тоют катары камдалган түшүмдүн төмөн болушунан улам, фермерлер кышкыга кошумча көлөмдөгү тоюттарды сатып алууга аргасыз болушат.   

Кадырбек Баратов да көпчүлүктүн катарынан чыкпады. Ал баардыгын атасынан үйрөнгөн соң анын жолун жолдоп, жүгөрү өстүрүүгө киришкени менен ошол эле ыкмаларды колдоно алды.

Responding to the need to improve basic literacy among early grade students in public schools, in 2013, USAID launched its $39.7 million Basa Pilipinas, or Read Philippines, program in partnership with the Philippine Department of Education. The program is designed to train first to third grade teachers how to teach reading more effectively.

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Last updated: April 27, 2017