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.

In the highlands of Ethiopia, malnutrition affects 44 percent of children under 5, and as many as 81 percent of all cases of child undernutrition go untreated.

In the highlands of Amhara, Ethiopia, nearly 700 kilometers from the country’s capital, families often do not know where their next meal is coming from. In the drought-prone region of northeastern Amhara, households have difficulty accessing basic necessities of food and water due to extreme topography and scarce water resources.

Ai kërkonte një program për të studiuar për auditimin e sistemeve të TI-së, por e kuptoi se në Kosovë nuk ofrohen programe të tilla. Kur dëgjoi për Programin e Lidershipit Transformues të USAID-it, vendosi të aplikoj. Programi ofron mundësi për të studiuar në Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës për Diplomë Master ose për Certifikatë Profesionale.

Tražio je studijski program u oblasti IT revizije, a onda je shvatio da takav ne postoji na Kosovu. Onda, kada je čuo za USAID-ov Program za transformaciono liderstvo (TLP), prijavio se. Program nudi mogućnosti da se studira na univerzitetima u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama za sticanje master diplome ili profesionalnog uverenja.

Twelve-year-old Orlando Scarlette sounds out each word and reads his book with confidence. You can see the big, bright smile on his face. He is proud of himself because he can read.

The training had a dramatic impact on Abbasi and her work. With three years of experience working at the hospital, she not only had her salary raised, but the program improved her work environment.

Sanam Rahmani, a young Afghan mother with a 1-year-old son, was studying in a two-year teacher training program to teach Uzbek literature at local schools in rural northern Faryab province.

Dr. Nangialay Ghows Alami used to spend too much time explaining administrative workings to his staff—employees of the Afghan Swiss Medical Institute of Higher Education.

January 2016—Albertina Luís is a community radio journalist in northern Mozambique where, recently, the number of cases of sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls has risen. Despite this trend, survivor reporting rates remain very low due to fear of retaliation and ignorance of survivor rights.


Last updated: February 19, 2016