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.

Đi ngang qua một công trường xây dựng thông thường của Việt Nam, sẽ không khó để thấy một vài mái đầu không đội mũ bảo hộ, có người không mặc áo bảo hộ, đi chân trần hoặc dép lê và trang bị lao động hay lưới bảo vệ chống rơi ngã chỉ ở mức tối thiểu. Như nhiều quốc gia đang phát triển khác, cắt giảm thấp chi phí thường vẫn được ưu tiên hơn so với vấn đề an toàn của công nhân tại các dự án xây dựng trong nước.

“Help me. I’ve been trafficked.” This was the private social media message USAID and the International Organization for Migration’s IOM X project received in August of last year. The sender was 26-year-old Pisey* from Cambodia. He was trapped in a foreign country on a remote island far from home and needed help.

Before the harvest, Mary Utsewa touched an ear of maize so large she could hardly get her hand around it. She looked at the stalks reaching above her head and considered her good fortune. Driven from her fields for three growing seasons by Boko Haram, Utsewa is a farmer again

January 2017—The crowd had swelled to about 30 people. All of them were young girls and mothers. Some already carried a baby in their arms. They were intently listening to the community health educator explain the different methods of family planning available at the health center.

All of these women were there because they were interested in taking charge of their futures. And they had this opportunity, at a brand new health center, thanks to an exceptional young Malagasy woman.

When Michael Saunders was 8 years old, he dreamed of becoming a gangster. But, growing up on the streets of St. Kitts, he learned the hard way that crime does not pay.

When 22-year-old Chevaly Tartullian talks about her kids, her face lights up like a child’s in a candy store. She lives for them.

Standing in front of nearly 100 students, Dr. Nguyen Thi Binh of the faculty of the Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy faces a significant challenge—she must convey complex material about obstetrics to third-year general medical students, but the barriers to active learning are significant. She worries that her students will come away from her class with adequate knowledge but limited ability to apply that knowledge in real-life medical situations.

Merifa Muvwera’s caretaking responsibilities include her 3-year-old daughter, who was born with Down syndrome, and her 70-year-old mother-in-law, who is paralyzed from the waist down. Muvwera spends her days supervising, bathing, washing clothes, cleaning, cooking and cultivating food for her family.

Fitim Seljimi je radio kao asistent nastave u Prištinskoj srednjoj školi kada je dobio USAID-ovu stipendiju 2014. godine. Dve godine kasnije, pošto je završio postdiplomske studije iz poslovne administracije u Univerzitetu Vilamet, Seljimi se vratio u srednju čkolu u svojstvu poslovnog menadžera i upravitelja ljudskim resursima.

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Last updated: April 27, 2015