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.

Residents of cities and rural areas across Liberia are grappling with the lack of a formal waste collection system after enduring years of civil war and the recent Ebola epidemic. Despite some success in removing and processing waste in the city of Monrovia, waste management remains a problem throughout the country today.

Angeline Kobuko, a young woman from the Bana district of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, is the youth president of her community. A strong leader, she represents the voice of the youth at district meetings on pressing issues, such as violence prevention.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among the world’s most vulnerable people. Not only have they lost their homes and, possibly, their loved ones, but they often face food insecurity and a loss of livelihood. To address these challenges, USAID is supporting emergency assistance to IDPs, host communities and Nigerian refugees in neighboring countries—Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Korrik 2016 – Me mbi gjysmën e popullatës nën moshën 30 vjeçare, rinia e Kosovës është një forcë me të cilën duhet llogaritur.

Sa stanovništvom od kojeg je više od polovine starosne dobi ispod 30 godina, mladi Kosova su sila s kojom treba računati. 

Korrik 2016 - Përderisa ndërtimi i hovshëm pas luftës në Kosovë ndihmoi në ngritjen e urbanizimit, gjithashtu ka rezultuar me shumë ndërtesa të bëra pa leje. Kjo ka komprometuar tregun e pronave dhe ka ndikuar në posedim të pasigurt të pronës sepse ndërtesat pa leje nuk mund të regjistrohen në kadastër ose në mënyrë të ligjshme të transferohen, shfrytëzohen ose të përdoren si kolateral.

Jul. 2016. god. - Dok je ubrzana izgradnja nakon rata na Kosovu pomogla u povećanju urbanizacije, ona je takođe rezultovala sa mnogim ygradama koje su izgrađene bez dozvole. Ovo je iskompromitovalo tržište nekretnina i doprinelo nesigurnom posedovanju nekretnina jer se objekti bez dozvole ne mogu upisati u katastar ili na zakonit način preneti, koristiti ili zadužiti.

Dieula Rosembert, a grandmother of five, has been selling cacao for as long as she can remember. But the middlemen in Haiti who bought her cacao paid her so little “you could not even buy a loaf of bread with the money!” she exclaimed.  

When Rebecca Ledwaba first started working as a counselor at the Khaya Center south of Johannesburg, she was embarrassed to talk with teenagers about sex, condoms, their personal choices and finances. She thought abstinence was the only solution, and couldn’t see how financial literacy could help.


Last updated: December 30, 2014