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.

Як керівник громадської організації «Спаський простір» та депутат сільської ради, восени 2016 року він подав заявку на участь у програмі «Академія політичного лідерства» (АПЛ), яка надає широкому колу політичних і громадських активістів змогу взяти участь у серії семінарів з цілої низки питань – таких, як адвокація (захист інтересів громадян), поглиблення знань у сфері лідерства, комунікативні навички та сучасні методи ведення виборчих кампаній.  Ця програма проводилася в Україні організацією «Міжнародний республіканський інститут» (МРІ) у 2015-2016 рр.

Goran Marić, 19 godina, ide u specijalnu školu a Luka Međugorac, 17 godina, ide u redovnu školu u Kruševcu, malom gradu u centralnoj Srbiji. Upoznali su se kad su postali članovi inkluzivne grupe mladih oktobra 2015. u okviru USAID-ovog projekta “Igrajmo zajedno”   koji je sprovodila Specijalna Olimpijada Srbije.

Audio recording technology and inter-agency collaboration have strengthened Albania’s court system.

Oleh* lives in a small town in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia oblast and studies at a local vocational school. He comes across as a regular guy, but he is far from ordinary. Oleh’s life changed last year when he came into conflict with law enforcement soon after entering vocational school, stealing a phone left unattended at a supermarket cashier desk.

Ernest Masereka, a voluntary community health worker from Rutoke village in Uganda, understands the benefits of open dialogue. He first introduced his community to the idea of forming a village health club in December 2017. Village health clubs provide forums where community members can disseminate important messages and address issues, such as sanitation, health and savings. Collectively, members of the club come up with action plans and provide local solutions for the challenges their community faces.

Gülnarənin* problemləri həyat yoldaşı onu tərk edərək 12 yaşlı qızlarına təkcə baxmağa məcbur olduğu zaman başladı. Əlində yalnız orta məktəb diplomu olan tənha ana kimi o, evlərdə xadimə işləyərək təsadüfi işlərlə məşğul olurdu.

In 1882, the Government of Absynnia (now Ethiopia) gifted one of its iconic zebras to President of France Jules Grevy. The exotic animal was then recognized as its own species of zebra and given the name Grevy’s zebra. This species of zebra is identified and differentiated from other zebra species by its fine close-set stripes, white belly, and large ears, among other traits.

Oksana Kryvoruchko, a young activist in Ukraine, mobilized young people in her community for what she believed to be a good cause — opening a youth radio station to serve as a new media resource for residents while also teaching high school students journalistic skills. But her original idea has progressed into something far more extensive.

To improve the effectiveness of Albania’s public sector, in 2012 USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project partnered with Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development, an Albanian NGO dedicated to sustainable urban planning, to research on how Albanian cities can apply new financial instruments, such as land value capture, to increase revenues. 

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Last updated: July 30, 2019