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.

Во время перехода Кыргызской Республики к парламентской демократии в 2010 году, Временное Правительство объявило Кыргызское Общественное телевидение и радио (ОТРК), бывшее государственное телевидение, общественным телевещателем. С этого начался процесс реформирования национального канала, который считался рупором государственной политики, в независимое общественное учреждение.

In early 2014, Vira Ovcharenko, a small farmer in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv oblast, found herself at an impasse over how to re-register her right to a plot of land to which she held title. Due to a bureaucratic error at the State Land Agency, Ovcharenko’s land plot shared a cadaster, or registry, number with another piece of land, preventing her from re-registering her own land, leaving her concerned and uncertain that she would succeed in keeping her property.

When the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal on April 25, Sita Shrestha knew what to do. She found a place near an inner wall of her house to wait out the shaking with her five-month-old daughter and told her six-year-old son, who was on a different floor, to do the same. When the shaking stopped, Sita grabbed her ‘go bag’—a disaster preparedness kit—and took her children to a safe, open space in the courtyard.

USAID and its partners, including FAO and WHO, have been at the forefront of responding to avian influenza and other emerging pandemic threats. Since 2006, USAID has funded activities to help 20 countries around the world—many in South and Southeast Asia—better control outbreaks with field detection, field sampling and laboratory analysis.

With a largely agricultural economy, Afghanistan is working to build up its institutions to better support the sector and the nation's food security. In the process, women are finding new opportunities to develop professional skills and career paths.

Міський голова Малина Олексій Шостак задоволено посміхнувся, коли зустрів зграйку третьокласників, які вибігали із Малинської середньої школи №1. 

Kur gratë zgjidhen, ato bëhen avokuese për çështje të cilat i prekin të gjithë: shërbimet më të mira shëndetsore, përkujdesja ndaj fëmijëve dhe edukimi, e të tjera. Në Kosovë, sikurse edhe në vendet tjera, gratë shpesh duhet të luftojnë për t’u dëgjuar zëri i tyre nëpër organizata të cilat dominohen nga meshkujt, ku kontributi i tyre mund të hedhet poshtë duke u parë thjeshtë si plotësim i një kuote. 

Kada žene bivaju izabrane, one postaju zagovornice pitanja koja se tiču svakoga: bolja zdravstvena zaštita, briga o deci, i obrazovanje, pored ostalih. Na Kosovu, kao i drugde, žene se često bore kako bi se čuo njihov glas u pretežno muškim organizacijama, gde se njihov doprinos može odbaciti kao puko popunjavanje kvote.

Obare used traditional farming methods—as many farmers in Tanzania do—to plant untreated seeds in sunken beds at random distances apart. These practices, along with the improper use of fertilizers and pesticides, reduce yields, leaving little for sale.

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Last updated: August 12, 2015