Woman sitting in jewelry store (Dave Cooper for USAID)

Salvadoran women transformed, one bead at a time

Meet the woman behind a U.S.-backed business in El Salvador that creates handcrafted jewelry combining strings of many colors, seeds and nuts.
Melania Trump standing in front of the Giza Pyramids (Andrea Hanks/The White House

First lady focuses on Africa’s children, wildlife, antiquities

Melania Trump's Africa trip took the first lady from a hospital to schoolrooms and ancient landmarks as she drew attention to the needs of children.
Destruction left behind by natural disaster (© Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

U.S. provides disaster relief to Indonesia

When earthquakes and other natural disasters strike, the United States lends a hand to its friends around the world. Today, the U.S. is assisting Indonesia.
Melania Trump walking past women waving flags (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump delivers books, balls and hope in Malawi

Melania Trump, in Africa, saw up close the needs of Malawi's children at a school with 110 pupils per teacher. The U.S. donates millions of books to Malawi.
Illustration of person shouldering large red bag (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Countries are waking up to the cost of predatory loans

Some cheap infrastructure loans may sound like a good deal, but they can leave countries in a debt trap that costs too much.
View of large hall as Donald Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly (© Richard Drew/AP Images)Donald Trump speaking before the United Nations General Assembly (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

Trump to world leaders: Stop Iran from sowing chaos

At the U.N., President Trump urged world leaders to stand with the U.S. to block Iran’s actions in the Middle East and voiced optimism about North Korea.

Pompeo: ‘We will continue to assist the world’s most vulnerable’

U.S. assistance reaches tens of millions of displaced and crisis-affected people worldwide. Learn more about how the U.S. helps those in need.
Woman in tea field picking tea leaves (© Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.
Hands holding three large cacao pods (Justin Mott/Marou)

The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.