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.

Mwamba Nsebula is also a village headman in the Mporokoso district in Northern province, whose passion for helping students has only grown throughout his lifetime. In 1987, Nsebula began helping students in his village pay for their school tuition and, in 2012, he established a community literacy nsaka, or meeting place, which has now become a vibrant community literacy center.

La Vallée dite du Sofaniama Djimara est une source importante de revenus pour les populations vivant aux alentours. Elle abrite le seul cours d’eau de la zone qui prend sa source en Gambie, créant ainsi un lien entre les éleveurs de ce pays et leurs homologues sénégalais. La présence de ce cours d’eau entraîne malheureusement des conflits sur la gestion de la vallée et de ses ressources.

The Tsesna Astyk Group of Companies produces high-quality food products from domestic grain. USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project (REC) has been working with Tsesna Astyk since 2012 to help the company meet international production standards.

Istogu, në pjesën veriperëndimore të Kosovës, është njëra prej komunave më periferike në vend. Për afro 40.000 banorët e këtij rajoni, të shpërndarë në qytet dhe 50 fshatrat që e rrethojnë, bujqësia dhe turizmi përbëjnë bazën e zhvillimit ekonomik.

Istok, na severozapadnom delu Kosova, je jedna od najzabačenijih opština u zemlji. Za oko 40.000 stanovnika ovog regiona rasprostrtih po gradu i njegovih 50 okolnih sela, poljoprivreda i turizam čine osnovu ekonomskog razvoja. 

Zivax Maxi, a family owned children’s wear manufacturer, is one of the many small enterprises in Moldova that have struggled to turn a profit. The company, founded in 2003, faced challenges in product quality, customer awareness and distribution.

ProdEco, a company that specializes in growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and sweet peppers in greenhouses in the town of Vladimirovca, in the Transnistrian region of Moldova, has tripled its total vegetable production over the past two years. But such success was not wholly predicted. It took exposure to the right elements to realize such marked gains

After Russia imposed a ban on Moldovan fresh fruit in 2014, finding new markets looked like an impossible dream. But selling apples to the largest foreign supermarket chain in Romania only a few months later really brought export potential into focus.

Ірина* дізналася про те, що в неї туберкульоз, будучи вагітною, коли ставала на облік в жіночій консультації і готувалася до пологів. В сім'ї вже була одна дитина, вони з чоловіком з трепетом чекали на другу дитину.


Last updated: January 20, 2015