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Usaid Helps 50-Year-Old Thermal Power Plant in India Clean up Its ...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: For years, 400,000 residents breathed air highly polluted by emissions from the 50-year-old coal-fired power plant operated by Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) - the largest private thermal power company in Eastern India.

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Usaid Helps 50-Year-Old Thermal Power Plant in India Clean up Its ...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: For years, 400,000 residents breathed air highly polluted by emissions from the 50-year-old coal-fired power plant operated by Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) - the largest private thermal power company in Eastern India.

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Protecting Victims of Violence

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Arranging her sari delicately around her face, a woman tells the stranger that after being repeatedly beaten by her husband, she and their two children fled to an ashram for protection. Another tells how her in-laws seized her property and told her to ...

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Acehnese Celebrate Peace

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: For 30 years, residents of western Indonesia?s Aceh province have been afraid to leave their houses at night. Tension between fighters from the Free Aceh Movement and Indonesian security forces was the norm. It was too dangerous for men to work in fields ...

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Usaid Fixes Canal to Provide Fresh Water to 1.75 Million Citizens ...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The Sweet Water Canal, constructed in 1996, pumps water to twenty-three plants around Basrah City which treat and distribute water into the city. Not been maintained since 1999, by 2004 the canal was operating at less than half its capacity -more than 80% ...

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Constitution Includes Voice of the People

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Incorporating the voice of the Iraqi people in the country?s new constitution was critical to the constitution-writing process. To ensure that this voice was heard, USAID engaged members of Iraq?s reemerging civil society through a national conference.

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Iraqi Returns Home to Lay Foundations

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: After living away from home for 16 years, Abu Yahya returned to his ancestral land and established a business that is literally building the foundations of Iraq?s reconstruction ? a construction materials company. A veteran businessman, Abu Yahya tripled ...

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Entrepreneur Tastes Sweet Success

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: With a deep entrepreneurial spirit and some seed capital from USAID, Mr. Sabah has transformed the Hasarat Sweet Shop, a 30-year-old local fixture in northern Iraq, into a thriving business that is creating jobs and contributing to regional growth.

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Wildlife Returns to the Plains

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge. The flat plains and small hills of Uukwaluudhi, one of the poorest areas of Namibia, once supported abundant wildlife. But an increasing population and Namibia?s war for independence reduced the country?s wildlife to a few springbok antelope ...

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Charging the Market for Organic Beef

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The Rio Lama cattle ranch, located 110 miles northeast of Managua, recently celebrated the birth of its first ?organic? calves. Forty-three Nicaraguan cattle ranches, including Rio Lama, now have pastures that have been certified as organic by the Interna ...

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Usaid Helps Over 21,000 Families Nationwide Combat Infant Mortalit...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: On a large padded blanket, spread out on the ground, infants lie amongst brightly colored plastic blocks, their mothers talking to them and dangling toys within their reach. Nearby, toddlers and pre-school age children sit at small primary-colored plastic ...

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Clearing the Way for Recovery

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: The devastating October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan did more than destroy houses and take lives. In Battagram District, a region in northern Pakistan, rubble fell into irrigation canals that run through town markets and into nearby farming areas ...

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Youngsters Push to Save Eagle

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: A group of Junior High School students from the Brader School of Panama visited a USAID-funded installation run by the Peregrine Fund on Panama?s National Bird ? the Harpy Eagle. The exhibit, which examined the bird?s risk of extinction as well as USAID-s ...

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Dangerous Ditch Becomes Public Plaza

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: In the heart of the heavily populated Mbocayaty neighborhood in Villa Elisa, in southwest Paraguay, an eight-meters-deep ditch had formed in the midst of a large, sandy quarry. The ditch had families worried ? it had become an unsafe and unhealthy place.

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Nation Building Skills in Sierra Leone Help Improve Community and ...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Amadu Suma used to think there was only one way to solve problems ? authoritarianism. He made all of the major household decisions by himself. He ordered around his children and didn?t listen to what they had to say, and always told his teenage daughter ? ...

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Hiv-Positive Muppet Helps Children Deal Constructively with Aids H...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: South Africans who were deprived access to basic education and healthcare under apartheid are now among those hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic. History has created enormous and unique challenges for health education, which must formulate creative messages ...

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New Polymer, Developed Cooperatively, Benefits 300,000 Sri Lankans...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Challenge: The rubber industry took hold in Sri Lanka more than 125 years ago, when the island was still known as Ceylon and was still ruled by the British. Rubber remains a driving force for the country?s economy300,000 Sri Lankans are dependent on it.

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Tsunami Response Unites Adversaries

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Two days after two-thirds of Sri Lanka?s coastal villages were ravaged by the tsunami, Sinhalese volunteers called USAID to offer their help for relief efforts in the hardest-hit areas. The villages in most need of aid were predominantly Tamil and Muslim? ...

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Restoring Textile Workers Livelihoods

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: In rural Madampagama on Sri Lanka?s southern coast, December 26 began for Piyawathi De Silva and her two daughters with their usual work of spinning coconut husks (known as coir) into rope. Before the morning was over, the sea had swept away all of Piyawa ...

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Farmers Create a $25 Million Export Market by Taking a Chance on L...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: To the 30 prospective vanilla growers who had traveled hundreds of miles to hear him speak, Hajji Yunus Lubwama?s words seemed harsh. The semicircle of men and women shifted nervously and uncomfortably when Hajji Yunus departed from the basic lessons ...

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