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From Kenya to Kabul: Women as Decision-Makers, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders

Female participation in the 2014 Afghan elections was unprecedented in scale, with women voters accounting for 38 percent of total turnout according to government counts. / USAID/Afghanistan

My name is Joanne Lewa, and I am from Kenya. Since beginning a temporary work assignment with USAID in Afghanistan six months ago, the achievements of my Afghan sisters and the support from their brothers, sons, fathers and husbands have left the greatest impression on me.

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From the Field in Afghanistan: Mobile Phones Changing Lives

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector is connecting people with mobile money products. Read more >>

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From the Field in Afghanistan: Children Teaching Their Elders

In Afghanistan, children are drivers of campaigns that teach elders about social responsibilities. Read more >>

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The Future of Mobile Money in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is introducing new technology, particularly in the mobile technology space and capturing the world’s imagination with its success with mobile money. Read more >>

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A Record-Breaking Year for Mobilizing Private Capital for Development

USAID is enabling private markets in the developing world to provide financing to the people who need it most. Read more >>

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Development Under Fire: Risks and Rewards

In Afghanistan, over 300 Americans and tens of thousands of Afghans working for USAID take risks every day to turn the tide against the insurgency and fulfill President Obama’s pledge to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda. Read more >>

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Kabul National Cricket Stadium Gets a New Look

Funded by USAID, renovating a cricket stadium will provide short-term employment for unemployed Afghans. Read more >>

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Kabul Goes Green

A pilot program to use renewable energy aims to provide street lights to the 6 million people living within the city limits of Afghanistan. Read more >>

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Women’s Garden Reopens in Kabul

U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry joined senior Afghan officials to celebrate the reopening of the Women’s Garden in Kabul. Read more >>

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