Break out the tissues! Mubeen's story of strength and courage may leave you teary-eyed: “I want to study because I have a right to. After all, am I not a human, too?" Watch her short video below and read her full story at [ Medium.com Link ]
Did you know that 600 million people in Sub Saharan live without access to electricity? USAID Development Credit Authority makes energy more affordable in Uganda by getting local banks to make loans to growing private solar energy companies like SolarNow. Follow USAID on Instagram ( to join the #DCATakeover or check in each evening for a new story.
Did you know that 600 million people in Sub Saharan live without
What stops small businesses from growing? Access to resources! 70 percent of businesses in emerging markets can’t access loans. Through the end of the month, USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) will share the success stories of small businesses worldwide that have benefited from loan guarantees. Follow USAID on Instagram ( to join the #DCATakeover or check in each evening for a new story.
What stops small businesses from growing Access to resources 70 percent of
Will you share this #FeelGoodFriday story? Meet Qismat—a young girl in Pakistan who turned fate around in her favor after a forced marriage. A USAID program helped her and more than 1,200 marginalized girls enroll in middle school.
Will you share this FeelGoodFriday story Meet Qismata young girl in Pakistan

Elevated by Education

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Mosquitos ❤ water! A spoonful of standing water is the perfect love nest for these little insects, but it's a breeding ground for diseases in tropical locations like Haiti. From calls for cutting-edge approaches to fights the current Zika outbreak and future diseases to outreach to pregnant women, read on for how USAID is taking action.
Mosquitos water A spoonful of standing water is the perfect love nest

How USAID is fighting the spread of the Zika virus in Haiti

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Wake up to some wildlife! Niassa Reserve is Mozambique’s largest protected area, home to 70% of the country’s #elephants and a third of the national #lion population It’s also home to 40,000 people who depend on the Reserve’s wildlife, ecosystems and tourism revenue for their livelihoods. Through the ECOSMART project, USAID supports the Wildlife Conservation Society and other local partners to...
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Wake up to some wildlife Niassa Reserve is Mozambiques largest protected area
Geek out over maps? cool information? Make a visit to the new FEWS NET data portal to create maps & analyze trends on #foodsecurity & more.
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Data Portal Page | Famine Early Warning Systems Network

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Preventing future spread of diseases like Ebola is critical to global health security. Here's how we're working to improve primary health care services in Sierra Leone to protect people against future health threats. #OntheRoadtoRecovery #ResilientSierraLeone JSI U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone
Preventing future spread of diseases like Ebola is critical to global health

Rebuilding Health Services in Post-Ebola Sierra Leone (Part 2)

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By the end of 2016, more than 65.6 million people had been uprooted from their homes due to conflict and persecution. That’s about 20 people per minute. 22.5 million of these people are refugees, half of whom are children. USAID works every day to reach refugees around the world with food and vital nutrition. #WorldRefugeeDay #UNHCR #foodassistance #humanitarian
By the end of 2016 more than 656 million people had been
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#MotivationMonday: “Watch this space. Girls are the next rulers.” So proclaims Rejoice, a girl as determined and empowered as her poetry. She read her work at a high school club meeting where she is learning to prevent HIV and gender based violence. Read how USAID is preventing HIV in Zimbabwe by reaching beyond the health sector to address poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence, and a...
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MotivationMonday Watch this space Girls are the next rulers So proclaims Rejoice

USAID publications - The Power of Girls on Exposure

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Happy Father's Day to dads like Wilfred who take a "Leap of Faith" to support their communities and families. "If the six men did not show up, the whole community would now be facing hunger and our children would be malnourished."
For an interesting #WeekendRead, check out this piece on the difference between famine and hunger on the NPR Goats & Soda blog. And, to learn about how USAID works with partners to help those facing famine, visit [ Usaid.gov Link ]
For an interesting WeekendRead check out this piece on the difference between

What's The Difference Between Famine And Hunger? A Food FAQ

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Take a moment on International #DayoftheAfricanChild to imagine you are a teenage girl in Zimbabwe. You have a one in three chance of being a victim of physical violence. One in six of your friends already has a baby, and two-thirds of your neighbors live in poverty. When you are in your early twenties, you will be three times as likely as your male peers to be HIV-positive.

So how are over...
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The Power of Girls

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USAID joins the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, co-hosted by U.S. Department of State, Department of Homeland Security and the Government of Mexico. USAID is working with governments, civil society, and the private sector in the region to combat crime and violence, address corruption and impunity, and provide greater economic opportunities​ in order to foster an...
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USAID joins the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America cohosted
Venture to the Temple of the Winged Lions on #TravelThursday! Built by Romans in 106 A.D., the temple is one of only 2 sacred sites in Petra, Jordan. USAID Acting Administrator Warren learned about USAID conservation work in a visit to the temple last week. Learn more about this unique destination below.
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Temple of the Winged Lions

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What makes the Makutano Junction soap opera unique? Youth in #Kenya tune in to hear the story of Florence, a young women who returns home to start her own farm business. See how this TV drama might help other young people start on pathway to success in agribusiness.
What makes the Makutano Junction soap opera unique Youth in Kenya tune

To Farm or Not to Farm? Helping Youth Discover Opportunity in Agriculture

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Feed your soul & catch our latest Exposure photo story about Sonya, a young women who is raising and harvesting fish to help to steer the Marshall Islands into a more resilient future. In a country where 90 percent of what people eat is imported, food security is a top concern.
Feed your soul catch our latest Exposure photo story about Sonya a

FISH FOR ALL on Exposure

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Saturday Read: Moms in Nepal are 25 times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than women in the United States! With a smartphone app developed by USAID in hand, health outreach workers like Prakriti are getting moms-to-be to birthing centers for safer deliveries.
Saturday Read Moms in Nepal are 25 times more likely to die

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We heard the BUZZ –Second Lady Karen Pence and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue invited 15,000 bees to the Vice President’s Residence to encourage stewardship of pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, birds and bats. We're excited to watch this hive grow because we know that bees can pollinate prosperity worldwide! Meet a "Queen Bee" who is empowered through her bees in the...
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We heard the BUZZ Second Lady Karen Pence and US Department of

The Queen Bee

Claudia Avalos is one of the only women in high-level leadership in El Salvador’s beekeeping industry.Through her love of bees and leadership,...

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