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.

Sept. 2014—Za narod Kosova, porodica je temelj jedne vitalne kulture koja vrednuje redovno sastajanje ljudi u cilju slavljenja velikih događaja kao što su praznici i venčanja, kao i uobičajenim povodima kao što je tradicionalni porodični ručak u nedelju. U mnogim udaljenim selima zemlje, zajednica je vitalno proširenje porodične jedinice – sa porodicama koje redovno rade zajedno u poljoprivrednim zadrugama i seoskim savetima.  

As the sun dwindles and nightfall approaches, a harsh reality creeps in. The temperature has dropped to below zero Celsius. The chill is becoming unbearable. Around the dry but beautiful mountainous landscape, only a few spots of light can be seen. Electricity is a luxury that most here simply cannot afford.

Expanding domestic populations and the influx of refugees from regional conflicts is increasing demand on scarce water resources in Lebanon and across the Middle East. The scarcity is compounded by insufficient and aging infrastructure, which not only fails to adequately deliver clean water to communities, but loses precious water through leaking lines.

Международный Фонд Избирательных Систем (IFES) при поддержке USAID уже более 10 лет реализует проект «Лагерь демократии», в котором участвуют старшеклассники средних школ страны. В лагере участники не только изучают принципы демократии, но и рассматривают возможные стратегии собственного развития и своей страны. Мониторинг последних лет показывает, что ребята с большим удовольствием и интересом вовлекаются в социальную проектную деятельность, превращая свои идеи в  проекты

Rising demand for tasty meals served quickly has paid off for at least one small business owner in Herat, Afghanistan.

«Теперь у меня есть собственное мнение. Раньше я просто слушал других и делал то, что они говорили. Сейчас у меня есть мое собственное точное видение.» - Рамиль.

*Примечание: Имя героя истории изменено в целях защиты личности. 

The judicial system in Kyrgyzstan has long been viewed as a minor player among the more powerful branches of government. Staff turnover is so high that 70 percent of personnel have been with the judicial system for less than five years. Employees work in inadequate conditions and an estimated 90 percent of court buildings are in dire disrepair. Kyrgyzstan’s citizens also report a low regard for the judiciary.

Jamaica has always been vulnerable to extreme weather such as drought and hurricanes, but many people do not make a direct link with climate change. Over the past decade, Jamaica experienced nine natural disasters causing damages estimated at $1.4 billion.

Aug. 2014—Jerome Cowan made a decision to do better for himself—better than what was expected for someone growing up in his neighborhood, Parade Gardens, one of Jamaica’s most violent communities.


Last updated: March 28, 2017