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Greenhouses Changing Lives in Gaza

Mariam Mohammad Abu Jarad during greenhouse installation  Photo Credit: Jamila Al Za'anin, Save the Children Gaza.

Through the Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion project, USAID has installed 86 greenhouses in Gaza. Read more >>

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Miller Finds Fortune in Rice Cultivation

In 2006, USAID’s MARKETS program changed the fortunes of many rice farmers and processors in the area. Read more >>

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Nigeria @ 50: Microenterprises Support Caregiver Families

Jamila and her husband display their peanut butter. Business skills training has empowered many woman caregivers to engage in effective business practices. Photo Credit: Fernando Maldonado, USAID/MARKETS

USAID training in Nigeria equips participants with practical business skills to become successful entrepreneurs. Read more >>

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Nigeria @ 50: Partnership with USAID

USAID is helping farmers' organizations, like this group in Kano, Nigeria, to plant and harvest higher-yielding crops. These women have boosted their incomes by producing more cowpeas than in previous years. Photo Credit:Ann Fleuret, USAID/Nigeria

USAID is helping farmers’ organizations in Nigeria to plant and harvest higher-yielding crops. Read more >>

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Repairing Obstetric Fistula in Nigeria

Women with fistula are stigmatized among their peers and by society in general. Read more >>

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Increasing the Involvement of Men in Family Health

Reducing maternal deaths by 75 percent throughout the world by 2015 will take the involvement of men in countries where it matters most. Read more >>

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African First Ladies Fellowship to Strengthen Leadership on Health and Social Ills

A fellowship program in partnership with American University is working to strengthen the capacity of Africa’s first ladies to address health and social problems across Africa. Read more >>

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Picture of the Week: Afghan Women Participate in Elections

Photo Credit: USAID/Afghanistan, Courtney Body

Afghan women in Kabul proudly show their blue fingers as evidence of their vote in the 2010 Parliamentary Elections. Read more >>

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USAID Celebrates World Contraception Day

Submitted by Ryan Cherlin Every year on 26 September,  World Contraception Day draws attention to the importance of contraception and the role of the individual. This year’s World Contraception Day theme is “Take Responsibility”. Choosing whether to use contraception is a deeply personal decision that each individual is responsible for making.  USAID works with countries […]

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Full Circle in Panama

A USAID project in Ella Drua, Panama, increases incomes and provides sustainable future for the region’s children. Read more >>

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