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.

A flower prized by the skin care industry is also key to long-lasting financial stability for a multiethnic group of women who recently started growing it in Kosovo.

Not too long ago, residents in eastern Madagascar gained access to safe drinking water in their own homes—a development that has significantly improved their health and daily routine, not to mention the convenience of onsite plumbing in the small village.

Sonido del Yaque—which means “sound of the Yaque River”—is a business that delivers on its name. The small set of tourist cottages in the Dominican Republic offers not just the soothing sound of the nearby river, but also an idyllic view of the river valley and relief from the hot weather in nearby Santo Domingo.

Shtat. 2014—Për popullin e Kosovës, familja është themeli i një kulture vitale e cila vlerëson takimet e përbashkëta dhe të rregullta të njerëzve për të festuar ngjarjet e mëdha si festat dhe dasmat por edhe ato të zakonshme siç është dreka tradicionale familjare në pasditën e së dielës. Në shumë nga fshatrat e thella të vendit, komuniteti paraqet një zgjërim të natyrshëm të njësisë familjare – aty familjet rregullisht punojnë së bashku në kooperativat buqësore dhe këshillat e fshatrave.

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.


Last updated: January 14, 2015