This week, President Obama travels to Africa to see how U.S. development efforts have helped transform communities. USAID helped deliver this change, but our results aren’t just numbers. The people behind our work--more than any statistic--reflect the meaning of our progress.
Astou Ndiaye came from humble beginnings to the world of basketball, from living with 20
siblings in her native Senegal to making a name for herself in the WNBA. In the process, she became strong, confident and dedicated--she now hopes USAID sports programs can help youth achieve the same.
It’s been a year since Nimna Diayte met President Obama in Senegal when he stopped by for a chat at her booth at the Feed the Future Agricultural Technology Marketplace. The president was impressed by Nimna’s can-do attitude and the way she had become a community leader and entrepreneur. Nimna made quite the impression! In fact, President Obama even mentioned her last week during a discussion at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC.
When communities as a whole understand the physical and psychological trauma FGM/C causes, social transformation takes place - and this has proven to be the best way to ensure lasting support and an eventual end to the practice.
Today, on World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP and USAID celebrate that this disease is preventable with safe, effective and affordable tools. Read more >>
A female rice farmer reflects on President Obama's visit to the agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal during June 2013. Read more >>
BioReclam is a major activity being conducted with vulnerable women to provide them with access to land for producing food and earning income during the rainy season.
Salif Romano Niang and Mohamed Ali Niang recall their chat with President Obama during his visit to Feed the Future's Agricultural Technology Marketplace in Senegal. Read more >>
A woman farmer from rural Senegal shares her story of meeting President Obama and the success of a federation that last year produced 13,000 tons of corns on 5,000 hectares of land to feed their families. Read more >>
In partnership with the International Youth Foundation, USAID is ensuring that African youth have real opportunities to achieve their dreams and build their futures. Read more >>
Last updated: August 19, 2015