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.

Nakon što je Zorana Lazarević diplomirala na Fakultetu umetnosti Univerziteta u Nišu, shvatila je da ne može da zarađuje kao profesorka muzičkog obrazovanja. Suočena sa finansijskim poteškoćama, rizikovala je i izabrala karijeru u IT sektoru, koji je perspektivan i brzo se razvija.

Пятилетний проект USAID по местному управлению» в Таджикистане, запущенный в 2012 году, направлен на оказание помощи стране в реализации Закона «Об органах самоуправления поселков и сел». Проект имеет партнерские взаимоотношения с 20 сельсоветами, расположенными в 10 районах четырех областей Таджикистана, в направлении усовершенствования предоставления услуг гражданам на местном уровне, в частности, чистой питьевой воды. На сегодняшний день, проект оказал помощь примерно 26 000 сельским жителям в получении доступа к улучшенному питьевому водоснабжению.

April 2016—A panic-stricken woman burst into the community health volunteer’s hut in the village of Tanambao Marofototra in southwestern Madagascar with her newborn baby boy in her arms. Terrified, she explained that her child was severely ill. He was having trouble breathing; his lips were beginning to turn blue.

The health worker quickly diagnosed a respiratory infection and told the local supervisor of a nearby community health care mutual that a baby with short and cramped breathing had to be evacuated to a health center in the larger town of Morondava, four miles away.

Me institucione parashkollore dhe çerdhe shpesh të stërmbushura përtej kapaciteteve të tyre në Kosovë, është veçanërisht e vështirë për prindërit vetëushqyes që të sigurojnë përkujdesje për fëmijët e tyre. Mirëpo tani, disa qytete janë duke ofruar përkujdesje falas për fëmijët, në dobi, si të fëmijëve ashtu edhe prindërve. 

Fishing is one of the biggest industries in Southeast Asia, and working conditions on fishing boats are often extremely difficult. Highlighting this issue can be challenging, so celebrities who are used to being in the spotlight and can reach millions, are helping to do just that.

Oko 50 odsto mladih u Srbiji je nezaposleno, a ipak samo mali broj njih razmišlja da pokreni sopstveni posao. Zvanična statistika pokazuje da preduzetnici u Srbiji doprinose BDP-u sa manje od osam odsto, što pokazuje da je preduzetništvo u Srbiji nedovoljno razvijeno. Nedostatak znanja, iskustva i resursa glavni su razlozi što mladi ljudi biraju da ne budu sami svoje gazde.

Sa predškolskim ustanovama i obdaništima koji često imaju prepune kapacitete na Kosovu, samohranim roditeljima posebno je teško da obezbede da im neko čuva decu. Ali sada, neki gradovi nude besplatnu brigu o deci, u korist kako dece tako i njihovih roditelja. Sve je ovo krenulo diskusijom o socijalnim pitanjima.

As a traditional healer in Ikombaboba village in Tanzania’s Tabora region, Albert Cosmas uses rituals and herbal remedies, learned from his grandfather, to heal people. He doesn't perform male circumcisions—it's not a norm for his community. When he learned that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV prevention would soon be available, he never envisioned becoming a VMMC “ambassador.”

With no new reported cases of Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared West Africa free of the deadly disease on Jan. 14, 2016—a day of joy and celebration for the region. In Sierra Leone alone, nearly 4,000 people had died during the latest outbreak of Ebola—a devastating toll for a country still struggling with the after-effects of a prolonged rebel war.

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Last updated: March 17, 2016