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.

USAID-i, përmes Programit të Forcimit të Sistemit të Drejtësisë (JSSP), po ndihmon gjykatat e Kosovës në zgjidhjen më efikase të lëndëve dhe reduktimin e zvarritjeve gjatë procesuimit të tyre. Pas vetëm një viti veprimtarie të tij, ky program ka arritur rezultate të konsiderueshme.

USAID is helping Kosovo’s courts resolve cases more efficiently and reduce processing delays through its Justice System Strengthening Program. In its first year of operations, the program has already yielded significant results.

Joy Abuyabor is a midwife from Leyte, in the central region of the Philippines called Visayas. Since 2008, she has been operating her family health care and maternity clinic so more babies can be delivered safely and parents can seek family planning options.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, almost 50 percent of potential borrowers cannot get loans from banks because they do not have enough collateral. Often, these are small businesses that have good potential for growth but do not have the assets necessary to secure additional financial resources.

CityTex, a garment factory established using the Yunus social business model, has helped more than 50 rural women in Cerrik in central Albania find employment and sense of community.

Each year in the Kyrgyz Republic, over 5,500 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that can be deadly if untreated. Until recently, however, the country did not have laboratories that met the high requirements of the international laboratory standard known as ISO-15189.

Thực hiện bài giảng trước khoảng gần 100 sinh viên, Tiến sĩ Nguyễn Thị Bình, giảng viên Đại học Y Dược Thái Nguyên, có một khó khăn là phải truyền đạt những nội dung tài liệu phức tạp về sản khoa cho các sinh viên y năm thứ 3 trong khi còn nhiều khó khăn để có thể áp dụng phương pháp học tập tích cực. Chị lo ngại rằng sinh viên của chị sau khi được nghe giảng sẽ có đủ kiến thức nhưng lại thiếu khả năng áp dụng các kiến thức đó trong các tình huống y khoa thực tế.

In the Lubombo region of Swaziland, 18-year-old Setsabile* and her baby boy, Njabulo, are experiencing the devastating impacts of the current drought, recorded as the worst in 35 years for Southern Africa.

Halima Robert experienced poverty firsthand. After losing her mother when she was 7, Robert and the rest of her family moved in with her widowed grandmother. Life in Machinga, a district in southern Malawi, was hard. A small plot of land located beside a mud-brick house rarely produced enough maize, pumpkins and soy to feed the family. Eggs from a few scrawny chickens did provide some income, but not enough.

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Last updated: January 30, 2015