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.

Більше 1 500 молодих хлопців і дівчат стали випускниками програми стажування у Парламенті України, яка впроваджується за підтримки USAID впродовж останніх 20 років. Близько 30% з них залишилося працювати в органах державної влади або Верховній Раді України.

More than 1,500 Ukrainian young men and women have graduated from USAID’s Ukrainian Parliament Internship Program over the past 20 years, with about 30 percent staying to work within the country’s executive or parliamentary branches.

Oksana Yurynets was one of only two women elected to Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, in by-district races in 2014. By gaining the skills to become a political leader, she challenged gender stereotypes and broke new ground, and Ukrainians elected a new Parliament that looked markedly different from previous legislatures.

Олена*, власниця невеликого родинного магазину, посміхається, відкриваючи двері покупцям.

“Where we lived before, there were armed groups. We couldn’t live in the same place as them. We made the decision together ... because I have a 6-year-old son, and it wasn’t a good environment for him,” explains Ana*, a refugee mother living in Ecuador’s northern region, where many Colombian refugees cross the border into Ecuador and resettle

Olena*, the owner of a small family-owned shop in Ukraine, smiles as she opens her door to greet customers. Her husband helps her manage the store while their elder daughter bakes cakes popular in this neighborhood. Looking at this happy family, one would not imagine the turmoil it only recently overcame.

Ukras doo je mala firma iz Srbije osnovana tokom ekonomske krize 90-ih. Više od 20 godina vlasnik  Svetozar Milovanović borio se da razvije stabilnu proizvodnju zaštitnih rukavica. 

Kop-promet doo je porodična tekstilna firma iz Novog Pazara, koji ima dugu tradiciju tekstilne proizvodnje.  Kop-promet je specijalizovan kako za modnu tako i za zaštitnu odeću, i trenutno zapošljava 40 radnika. 

Raised in Tanzania’s Kilombero district, Goa had only one source of income—the 25 cents she received weekly from family and friends. That changed in 2014, when Goa joined a savings and internal lending community, or SILC group. The group is supported by USAID under the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative.


Last updated: August 25, 2016