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.

July 2014—Tajikistan, one of Central Asia’s poorest countries, is burdened with high rates of tuberculosis (TB). Limited funding for TB and extremely low infection control in hospitals have prompted the National TB Program to introduce cost-effective measures to shift more patients from hospital-based care to outpatient care, as recommended by the World Health Organization. Critical to this transition is ensuring adherence to treatment regimens and providing social and psychological support for patients.  

July 2014—Access to finance can open up a world of opportunity for rural farmers. As part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, USAID's Productive Agriculture Project works to strengthen Tajikistan’s agricultural sector to benefit small farm owners, their families and their communities. Helping farmers to obtain loans is one way the program empowers farmers.

In an effort to help reduce its contribution to climate change resulting from greenhouse gas buildup, Kazakhstan launched a greenhouse gas emissions trading program last year, which requires high-emitting businesses to reduce their emissions each year. However, many companies do not yet have the tools to comply with the requirements and the know-how to reduce their emissions footprint over time.

July 2014—For victims of trafficking, Kazakhstan serves as a destination, transit and source country. Kazakhstan remains attractive as a destination for citizens from less economically stable countries of Central Asia. For those being trafficked from Kazakhstan, the main destination countries are Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

July 2014—Because monotowns—towns dominated by a single factory or industry—are vulnerable to economic disruptions, Kazakhstan is working to diversify its local economies.

July 2014In Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, there are approximately 19,000 motorcycle taxi drivers, many of whom are ex-combatants. Following the 2010-2011 post-electoral crisis, ex-rebel officers continued to manipulate their former forces, now turned “moto-taxi” drivers, by forcing them to hand over their daily taxi fares. The former rebel leaders also used their political influence to ensure moto-taxi drivers were not held accountable by state law enforcement, thus encouraging the drivers to engage in illegal activities to earn extra money.

Një mundësi e re për fermerët e Kosovës për të dërguar kërcejtë e gjelbër e të ndjeshëm që të shiten tek publiku entuziast menjëherë pasi të jenë vjelë, ftohur dhe paketuar.

Kosova ka prodhuar për herë të parë kulturën e asparagut në vitin 2014, duke shënuar kulminacionin e përpjekjes trevjeçare të USAID-i për të paraqitë kultivimin e delikatesës pranverore.

2014-te nova mogućnost za kosovske poljoprivrednike je dala svoje prve, nežne mladice, samo da bi ih videla brzo ubrane, ohlađene, spakovane i prodate oduševljenoj javnosti.

Kosovo je u 2014. g, po prvi put, ikada, proizvelo usev asparagusa, obeleževajući kulminaciju trogodišnjih napora USAID-a da uvede uzgoj prolećnog delikatesa.

Tokom svoje debitantske osmonedeljne sezone, 11 domaćih uzgajivača je prodalo više od dve tone mladica/pera asparagusa. Uzgajivači su zajednički brendirali asparagus kao Viridis, što je latinska reč za mlado, zeleno i sveže.

USAID and its implementing partner Jhpiego aim to ensure that the populations of South Sudan’s Western and Central Equatoria States—approximately 2 million people—have access to an integrated package of primary health care services, including prenatal and safe birth assistance. Other donors are focusing similar efforts in South Sudan’s other eight states at the request of the Ministry of Health.


Last updated: September 28, 2016