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.

Over the past few years, a small, independent media outlet has been—bit-by-bit and story-by-story—pulling back the curtain that has hidden corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since the war in the 1990s.

Не смотря на то, что в Кыргызстане 99 процентов родов принимаются квалифицированными специалистами, только 60 процентов новорожденных получают  грудное вскармливание в течение часа после рождения, и только 41 процент детей в возрасте до 6 месяцев находится на исключительно на грудном вскармливании. Исследования показывают, что улучшение этих показателей через повышение качества консультирования и ухода до и после родов может помочь снижению младенческой смертности и предотвратить хроническое недоедание.

Two of her close friends from university are getting married in India this December. But, unfortunately, Lavdi Zymberi cannot be there for them. Although she is an avid world traveler, like many of her fellow citizens, she faces a challenge: a very limited list of countries she can travel to. India is not on that list.

Con gái tôi sinh ra xinh xắn, vậy mà giờ phải sống cảnh tật nguyền, buồn tủi” mẹ chị Phạm Thị Gái (38 tuổi) chia sẻ. Ngay từ nhỏ, chị Gái bị liệt các chi bên trái do bị bại liệt. Cuộc sống mưu sinh từ đó cũng khó khăn hơn với mẹ con chị nơi vùng ven biển thuộc quận Sơn Trà, thành phố Đà Nẵng.

“Running is a great activity, which is why many girls are interested in doing it. Unfortunately, due to socially constructed gender norms imposed on Afghan females, there are not many opportunities to explore different sports,” says Nargis Sharifi, the team facilitator of the Peace Runners.

Школа предпринимателей в сфере высоких технологий впечатляет результатами в Беларуси – и не только. Недавно один из выпускников школы TechMinsk продал свое приложение компании Фейсбук, стартапы других выпускников продолжают развиваться.

The long-awaited dream of Kuban Akmatov has come true—this spring his apple and pear trees bloomed for the first time in a decade.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the high rate of facility-based childbirth presents an excellent opportunity to improve child nutrition by strengthening the counseling and services mothers receive before and after delivery. Although 99 percent of births are attended by a skilled provider, only 60 percent of newborns are breastfed within an hour after birth and only 41 percent of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed.

Soraya learned to knit from her mother at age 13. However, marriage kept her too busy to take up her childhood hobby. The death of her husband, however, changed her calculation. Facing the need to support her six children, what once was an enjoyable digression became a marketable skill.


Last updated: August 02, 2017