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.

Kosovo activists are getting valuable assistance to effect change in their country and promote citizen participation in the democratic process

Për herë të parë pas 20 vitesh, u riparua një rrugë e cila kalon nëpër fshatin Banjskë, në pjesën veripërendimore të Kosovës, duke u mundësuar kështu komuniteteve të fshatit, atij shqiptar dhe serb, që të afrohen në mes veti. 

Po prvi put u 20 godina, put koji prolazi kroz selo Banjska na severozapadu Kosova je popravljen, omogućavajući seoskim zajednicama kosovskih Albanaca i Srba međusobno približavanje.

It was pitch black outside when Sana-ul-Haq began his work day at 3.00 am. Most of the village was still sound asleep as he got dressed and headed over to the nearby brick kiln, where he worked with his father and siblings.

Matiullah, who lives in western Kandahar, started his life with what many deem a severe strike against any chance of success: a congenitally disabled left leg. Matiullah’s youth was dogged by poverty at a very young age, he began working in the poppy fields as lancer to help his family earn enough to survive. The money he earned was never enough but he had no other choice because of his leg.

June 2016—A work/study tour to the United States has enabled a Belarusian psychologist to turn a vision to help neglected children in her home country into a reality, changing the course of thousands of young lives.

Roya, a 40-year-old mother of nine, is the sole provider for her children. She works throughout the day to bake the distinctive Afghan flatbread known as naan in a windowless room. Her face is swaddled in a covering both white with flour and dark with soot.

Graduating from college didn’t immediately pry open job opportunities for 21 year old Fereshta Faizi.

For the first time in 20 years, a road running through Kosovo’s northwestern village of Banjskë/Banjska has been repaired, enabling the village’s community of Kosovo Albanians and Kosovo Serbs to come closer together.


Last updated: January 16, 2015