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.

Fusha është një nga 185 kosovarët që fituan bursë për studime të magjistraturës në Shtetet e Bashkuara nga Programi për Lidership Transformues - Bursat dhe Partneritetet në kuadër të USAID-it. Koha e saj në Universitetin Shtetëror të Kolorados duke ndjekur studimet në programin MBA për Ndërmarrje Globale Sociale dhe të Qëndrueshme ndihmoi që ajo të transformohet, si personalisht ashtu dhe profesionalisht.

Fuša je jedna od 185 Kosovaca koji su dobili stipendiju za diplomske akademske studije u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama pod USAID-ovim Programom transformacionog liderstva—stipendija i partnerstava. Vreme koje je provela studirajući na Državnom univerzitetu u Koloradu, na globalnom MBA programu iz oblasti društvenog i održivog preduzeća, pomoglo je da je transformiše, kako lično tako i profesionalno.

Fusha is one of 185 Kosovars to win a scholarship for Master’s Degree study in the United States under USAID’s Transformational Leadership Program—Scholarships and Partnerships. Her time at Colorado State University studying in its Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program helped to transform her, both personally and professionally.

Mohammad Dawood, a farmer from Dara Zhowandoon village of central Aybak, had sown six jeribs (1.2 hectares) of wheat this season that were largely infested with weeds. Having attended RADP-North’s weed control training, he applied herbicides to control them.

Mursal Naseer was an architecture student at the Civil Engineering Faculty of Kabul Polytechnic University when she joined the 2011-2016 Afghan Women Engineering Internship Program (AESP) in January 2016. The program provided internship opportunities for female students enrolled in civil, mechanical, electrical or architectural engineering and related programs in their final academic years.

Getting into Afghanistan civil service is not an easy thing to do, especially for women with no professional experience. But the situation is changing these days, thanks to the USAID Promote: Women in Government whose aim is to train women for government jobs that will eventually position them in decision-making roles.

Women in Lowoma village, a remote chiefdom in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, are among the poorest in the country. Their most important means of generating family and community income include petty trading and peasant farming.

Mercy Edward was pregnant when fighting erupted near the home she and her husband Abraham Charles Zinone shared in Western Equatoria, South Sudan, in May 2015. The civil war that began in the capital, Juba, in December 2013 had now spread west.

Garambé was once one of the rural towns hardest hit with malaria in Guinea. Everyone was expected to take a turn with the disease when the rainy season started. People were resigned to having malaria, thinking that it was something they just had to accept. The nearest health center was several kilometers away, and the only antimalarial medicine available there was chloroquine.

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Last updated: June 22, 2017