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.

When life threw him a challenge, Sheqer Ukaj rose to the occasion, despite facing a lack of technology, lack of financial support, and high lending rates. His path to success started, somewhat symbolically, with a wooden door he made himself. Combining the family’s three-generation tradition of wood processing with his background in engineering, in the mid 1980s, he opened a furniture production company in Kosovo named Ukaj.

Bị chứng bại bại não nặng khiến Nguyễn Minh Hào (31 tuổi) gặp nhiều khó khăn trong việc việc tự chăm sóc các nhu cầu hàng ngày của bản thân. Anh không thể tự mình ra khỏi giường và làm vệ sinh cá nhân nếu không có mẹ giúp. Khi anh ngày càng lớn và mẹ ngày càng nhiều tuổi thì công việc này trở nên ngày càng thách thức đối với mẹ của anh, người duy nhất chăm sóc, đưa anh ra khỏi giường ngủ để thực hiện các hoạt động hàng ngày. Phần lớn thời gian Hào nằm trên giường, không thể làm bất cứ công việc gì.

Inside Kokmuang Health Center, a modest wooden structure in Donmai village in Luang Namtha, Laos, USAID-funded nutrition commodities are being distributed to patiently waiting mothers and their children by local health staff with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This activity is part of the regular health outreach efforts performed in the northwest of the country.

Mafuatu Taulelei is the chief of Vaipu’a, a village on the southwest coast of Samoa's Savai’i island. Like many villages in Samoa, the people of Vaipu’a have relied on town markets to feed their families; but rising sea levels, cyclones and extreme rainfalls are harming agriculture and fishing, and resulting in food shortages.

Septembar 2016 – Iako samo neznatno veće od države Delaver, Kosovo ima obilje planinskih predela sa preko 20 vrhova iznad 2500 metara nadmorske visine – koji nude  spektakularan panoramski pogled onima koji su spremni da se popnu.

Zbog njene burne istorije, kamenite planine i zapanjujući vidici bili su uglavnom tajna koju su čuvali trgovci i pastiri koji su ih vekovima zvali domom – do nedavno. Grupa lokalnih tur operatora radi na širenju tajne, promovišući najmlađu zemlju u  Evropi kao najnoviju destinaciju za avanturističko putovanje.

Shtator 2016 – Ndonëse vetëm pak më e madhe se shteti i Delaverit, Kosova ka një perimetër malor të bukur që ka më shumë se 20 maje me mbi 2500 metra – që ofrojnë pamje panoramike për ata që kanë dëshirë të ngjiten.

Due to its tumultuous history, the country’s rugged mountains and breathtaking vistas have largely been a secret kept by the traders and shepherds that have called them home for centuries—until recently. A group of local tour operators is now working to broadcast that secret, promoting Europe’s youngest country as its newest adventure travel destination

It all started in the 1980s, when he was 18. A classmate proposed that he travel from Lima, Peru, to Tocache, a province in the Peruvian Amazon known for its fruits. He intended to find work and save enough money to finish his studies at the university.

The Burgunske Farm in Ukraine’s Kherson oblast may finally realize a long-held ambition to become the leading fruit producer of the region. The farm increased its area of irrigated land fourfold—from 115 hectares to between 430 and 545 hectares—by constructing a new water supply pipeline.


Last updated: October 19, 2016