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The Heart of Progress: Transformation in Africa

A community solution provider in rural Senegal, Hapsatou Kah is giving her community access to better health and nutrition. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

This week, President Obama travels to Africa to see how U.S. development efforts have helped transform communities. USAID helped deliver this change, but our results aren’t just numbers. The people behind our work–more than any statistic–reflect the meaning of our progress.

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Slam Dunk: Empowering African Women Through Sports

Astou Ndiaye shows off her ball-handling skills at last year’s launch of Live, Learn, and Play, a partnership between USAID and the National Basketball Association. / Zack Taylor, USAID

Astou Ndiaye came from humble beginnings to the world of basketball, from living with 20
siblings in her native Senegal to making a name for herself in the WNBA. In the process, she became strong, confident and dedicated–she now hopes USAID sports programs can help youth achieve the same.

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Sharing Agricultural Success with President Obama: One Year Later

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It’s been a year since Nimna Diayte met President Obama in Senegal when he stopped by for a chat at her booth at the Feed the Future Agricultural Technology Marketplace. The president was impressed by Nimna’s can-do attitude and the way she had become a community leader and entrepreneur. Nimna made quite the impression! In fact, President Obama even mentioned her last week during a discussion at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC.

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Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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When communities as a whole understand the physical and psychological trauma FGM/C causes, social transformation takes place – and this has proven to be the best way to ensure lasting support and an eventual end to the practice.

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MCHIP Plays Key Role Introducing Lifesaving Vaccine in Nine African Countries

Mother and child at the launch ceremony. Photo credit: MCHIP

Today, on World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP and USAID celebrate that this disease is preventable with safe, effective and affordable tools. Read more >>

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Meeting the President: How the United States is Helping Women Farmers in Senegal

Anna Gaye prepares to demonstrate rice milling to President Obama in Senegal in June 2013. Photo credit: Stephane Tourné

A female rice farmer reflects on President Obama’s visit to the agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal during June 2013. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Yaajeende Conservation Agriculture in Senegal

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BioReclam is a major activity being conducted with vulnerable women to provide them with access to land for producing food and earning income during the rainy season.

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Helping Feed the Future One (Fortified) Rice Grain at a Time

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Salif Romano Niang and Mohamed Ali Niang recall their chat with President Obama during his visit to Feed the Future’s Agricultural Technology Marketplace in Senegal. Read more >>

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Sharing Agricultural Success with President Obama

Nimna Diayaté showed President Obama how technology helps her corn growers federation in Senegal. Photo credit: Zach Taylor, USAID

A woman farmer from rural Senegal shares her story of meeting President Obama and the success of a federation that last year produced 13,000 tons of corns on 5,000 hectares of land to feed their families. Read more >>

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Youth Empowerment is Key to President Obama’s Vision for Africa’s Future

Group of African young adults. Photo credit: USAID

In partnership with the International Youth Foundation, USAID is ensuring that African youth have real opportunities to achieve their dreams and build their futures. Read more >>

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