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.

Under a new energy efficiency law passed in 2012, energy-intensive businesses and municipal buildings are required to reduce their energy consumption through energy-saving measures monitored by regular mandatory energy audits. Such monitoring requires the services of experienced energy auditors. Many companies have so far been unable to comply with these requirements, not because of a lack of commitment, but because of the insufficient supply of experienced energy auditors that can carry out this work.

Since Kazakhstan’s adoption of a law on energy saving in 2012, the country has sought to grow its community of energy auditors and energy management professionals to help companies implement energy efficiency programs and boost economic growth.

Gift Food Production Co., which had made pickles for years, wanted to expand. With USAID’s help, it identified a gap in the local market through an April 2013 survey that revealed a demand for pickled garlic. Unfortunately, this was something the company didn’t know how to make

In late 2014, two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicle conversion centers and gas stations opened in the Afghan capital of Kabul, offering budget-conscious motorists a way to run their cars on affordable, eco-friendly fuel.

Каzakhstan is among the world’s 27 high-burden countries for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Almost one in five new TB cases are MDR-TB, and half of all returning patients who had previously been treated for TB have since contracted MDR-TB.

Впродовж багатьох років життя Надії* було схоже на нерівний бій за виживання. Сьогодні в неї є відчуття стабільності і безпеки, які лише кілька років тому здавалися абсолютно недосяжними. 

У жовтні 2014 Сергій* вийшов із в’язниці. Та довгоочікуваний момент у його житті приховував таємну загрозу: нові турботи по відновленню життя на волі змушують багатьох звільнених забувати про своє здоров’я.

Kosovo State Prosecutor Laura Pula raised a few eyebrows when she finished a recent speech to law students with this quote from Lord of the Flies author William Golding, but she certainly had their attention.

Treating patients with HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea is complex. Those who carry the disease also carry the burden of social stigma. By the time an infected individual finally braves a visit to a clinic, they may be very sick.


Last updated: April 27, 2015