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.

About the size of a wheelbarrow, Stephen Ssekanyo’s “Kungula thresher” fits nicely on the back of a motorcycle. That means he can deliver it deep into rural areas where the unpaved roads become tracks and farmers rarely gain access to technologies. But by delivering his innovation to the farmers’ fields, he is helping them to prepare clean, ready-to-package maize at a price they can afford.

Good advice from Facebook user Pearlena, and just one of 55,000 comments on the Open Doors: Singapore video drama that follows the story of Lisa, a young Filipina domestic worker, as she begins working for a Singaporean family and taking care of their daughter, June. She’s traveled thousands of miles for this job, but Lisa soon realizes it isn’t what she signed up for.

Vietnam, like other countries in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia, is confronted with water-related challenges. Flooding in the rainy season and drought in the dry season leave millions vulnerable. Rapid urbanization and population growth put increasing pressure on the environment.

Despite goodwill and on his way to receiving a Master’s Degree in environmental sciences, Marouane Bouzakhti had great difficulty finding a job in Morocco. The only solution he could think of to improve his chances was to improve his profile to better distinguish himself from other candidates.

Sayid* has always been dependent on the food from his garden to feed his family in northeast Syria, including his diabetic mother. Each spring, locals across the countryside would plant vegetables in their gardens to ensure they had enough food to feed their families for the rest of the year.

Every week, Karimjon Roziqov, an imam in a mosque in Tajikistan’s mountainous Rasht district, looks forward to Friday. Residents in his community call him domullo, or “teacher,” and on Fridays, after the prayer service at his mosque, he sets aside 15 minutes to talk to them about tuberculosis (TB). In predominantly Muslim Tajikistan, mosques are an effective way to reach communities, especially those in remote areas where access to print and broadcast media is limited, with important public health messages.

Na zahtev USAID-ovog Programa za Jačanje Pravosudnog Sistema, 16 diplomiranih studenata pravnog fakulteta je dobilo priliku da radi zajedno sa sudijama, na pozicijama strućnih saradnik u Kosovskim sudovima, kako bi pomogli u sprovodjenju istraživanja, sastavljanju odluka i kretanju predmeta kroz sistem. Zauzvrat, sudije služe kao mentori budučim radnicima pravosuđa, dok istovremeno dobijaju značajnu pomoč od mladih stručnjaka u završavanju višegodišnjih predmeta.

Me kërkesën e Programit të USAID-it për Fuqizimin e Drejtësisë në Kosovë, 16 të diplomuarve nga fakulteti juridik u është dhënë mundësia që të punojnë në krah të gjyqtarëve si bashkëpunëtorë profesionalë në gjykatat e Kosovës duke ndihmuar në realizimin e hulumtimeve, përpilimin e vendimeve dhe përcjelljen e lëndëve përgjatë sistemit. Me këtë rast, gjyqtarët shërbejnë si mentorë për valën e ardhshme të punonjësve gjyqësorë ndërkohë që nga këta profesionistë të rinj pranojnë ndihmë tejet të rëndësishme në mbylljen e lëndëve disa-vjeçare.

Ecofarm has been extremely profitable in Vietnam’s Dong Thap province, thanks to the company’s sound investments and strong business enabling environment. It sells tens of thousands of dollars of farm produce from 85 hectares of land harvested on a three-month planting cycle using high-tech practices.