Transforming Lives

Speeches Shim

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.

Gülnarənin* problemləri həyat yoldaşı onu tərk edərək 12 yaşlı qızlarına təkcə baxmağa məcbur olduğu zaman başladı. Əlində yalnız orta məktəb diplomu olan tənha ana kimi o, evlərdə xadimə işləyərək təsadüfi işlərlə məşğul olurdu.

In 1882, the Government of Absynnia (now Ethiopia) gifted one of its iconic zebras to President of France Jules Grevy. The exotic animal was then recognized as its own species of zebra and given the name Grevy’s zebra. This species of zebra is identified and differentiated from other zebra species by its fine close-set stripes, white belly, and large ears, among other traits.

To improve the effectiveness of Albania’s public sector, in 2012 USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project partnered with Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development, an Albanian NGO dedicated to sustainable urban planning, to research on how Albanian cities can apply new financial instruments, such as land value capture, to increase revenues. 

The village of Bankass in the Mopti region of Mali was once known for its excellent millet and sorghum production. Nowadays, however, the impact of weather fluctuations is felt throughout the country, especially in areas like Bankass with low rainfall and weak soil.

Jul 2018 – Nakon što je Dragica Antonijević 2009. godine izgubila svoj posao u fabrici, počela je da razmišlja o načinima na koje bi mogla finansijski da podržava svoju porodicu. Sa dvoje dece i nezaposlenim suprugom, morala je naći način da generiiše prihode za preživljavanje.

Potpuno opremljena porodičnim receptima koje su joj preneli njena baka i majka, Dragica je započela pekarski biznis.

Korrik 2018 – Pasi Dragica Antonijeviq humbi vendin e saj të punës në fabrikë në vitin 2009, ajo filloi të mendonte për mënyrat se si do të mund të mbështeste familjen e saj financiarisht. Me dy fëmijë dhe bashkëshortin e papunë, asaj i’u desh të gjente mënyrë për të gjeneruar të ardhura për mbijetesë. 

Irina Yurchenko of the Belarus city of Vitebsk has always harbored a passion for design and retail. After earning her university degree in design, she participated in several international clothing design competitions, which ultimately led to her working at one of Vitebsk’s premier fashion studios.

The saying “land does not deceive anyone” has become the motto of Alassane Berthe, a farmer who works on the lush green landscape in Sanoubougou village located in Mali’s southern region of Sikasso. While many young people in the region are tempted by urban migration, or work in traditional gold mining sites where they risk their lives, Berthe decided to stay with his family and invest in the land.

Thousands of Somali families escaped their homes when the 2017 drought paralyzed their villages, destroyed their livestock, and led to their children’s deaths. Without food, water or income, many traveled long distances to settle in large internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in and around Baidoa, the capital of South West state.


Last updated: July 12, 2021