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.

Школа предпринимателей в сфере высоких технологий впечатляет результатами в Беларуси – и не только. Недавно один из выпускников школы TechMinsk продал свое приложение компании Фейсбук, стартапы других выпускников продолжают развиваться.

The long-awaited dream of Kuban Akmatov has come true—this spring his apple and pear trees bloomed for the first time in a decade.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the high rate of facility-based childbirth presents an excellent opportunity to improve child nutrition by strengthening the counseling and services mothers receive before and after delivery. Although 99 percent of births are attended by a skilled provider, only 60 percent of newborns are breastfed within an hour after birth and only 41 percent of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed.

Nguyen Thi Quynh Nga understands the important role auditing institutions play in evaluating policy and influencing governmental decisions. She has over 13 years’ experience at the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV).

For one week each month, Clementina Peter Loku, a 56-year-old widow and resident of South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, walks daily to a local training center to take classes on practical life skills—including nutrition, hygiene promotion, home gardening, entrepreneurship and income generation strategies. In exchange, she receives a monthly cash transfer of approximately $45 that allows her to feed her family.

You might not see how energy efficiency has an effect on you, your life or business, but you will feel it. You will feel it because saving energy is one of the few things that can save you money, improve the economy, protect the environment, strengthen energy security, and enhance the overall quality of life.

Stvaranje poslovnih mogućnosti za kosovska preduzeća je presudno za razvoj privatnog sektora na Kosovu. Jedan od glavnih izazova sa kojim se neprekidno suočavaju kosovska mikro, mala i srednja preduzeća (MMSP) su ograničene mogućnosti za finansiranje.

Krijimi i mundësive afariste për ndërmarrjet kosovare është thelbësor për zhvillimin e sektorit privat në Kosovë. Njëra nga sfidat kryesore me të cilat ballafaqohen në vazhdimësi ndërmarrjet mikro, të vogla dhe të mesme (NMVM-të) janë mundësitë e kufizuara për sigurimin e financimit.

July 2017—Electricity supply: Few really think about it much until their lights (or their television) go dark. But having a choice in who supplies electricity has won fans in the private sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) who are racking up cost savings that could turn into investment and much-needed jobs.

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Last updated: July 21, 2017