Success Stories

Supporting Local Farmers in Laos
United Nations Development Programme, June 2, 2010

Saravane, Laos — Oudone Vongkham, 60, lives in Naxay Noi Village, about 22 kilometres from the district of Saravane, on the southern tip of Laos. He spends his days working on his farm.

Rwanda’s Reforms Boost Progress on School Enrollment
United Nations Development Programme, May 7, 2010

Kigali, Rwanda — When the Rwandan Government drafted the first status report on the Millennium Development Goals in 2003, the main focus was economic stabilisation.

In Northern Ghana, 10 Horsepower Helps to Fight Poverty
United Nations Development Programme, April 22, 2010

Tamale, Ghana — Amadu Mahama has spent the last 20 years trying to make accessible modern energy services to his people in his native Tamale of northern Ghana.

In Myanmar, Doctor Treats One Village at a Time
United Nations Development Programme, June 10, 2008

Bogale, Myanmar — Every morning since Cyclone Nargis made landfall, Doctor Ye Lwin has been getting up at five o’clock. After morning prayers, he starts seeing patients who have travelled a long way to come to the makeshift clinic UNDP has set up at its Bogale township office.

Helping a Myanmar Village Help Itself: UNDP Links Relief to Recovery
United Nations Development Programme, June 11, 2008

Bogale, Myanmar — It takes two hours by a diesel-powered boat to reach Shwe Pyi Aye Village from Bogale Township, one of the five townships most severely hit by Cyclone Nargis.

UN Takes Lead To Give Roof And Walls To Tsunami Survivors in Tents
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, September 30, 2005

Aceh, Indonesia — When the Tsunami struck last December, Ibu Aja Cut of Teunom Village in the Aceh Jaya District on Aceh’s West Coast lost all her family members, save two grandchildren.

Demining Afghanistan
United Nations Mine Action for Afghanistan, March 1, 2005

Kabul, Afghanistan — After 15 years of intensive demining work, Afghanistan still remains the most mined country in the world.

Hydro-Electric Project in Southern Afghanistan Continues After Half a Century
US Agency for International Development, February 22, 2005

Kandahar, Afghanistan — In the great Helmand River Valley of southern Afghanistan, stands a rockfill dam, bearing testimony to USAID’s continued commitment to the country for more than half a century.

CG’s Secretary Goes to Afghanistan
US Army Corps of Engineers, February 2005

Kabul, Afghanistan — Sitting at her desk in the U.S. Embassy’s new compound in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, Susan Murphy looks much too young to be a grandmother, and not like someone you would find in a country that is recovering from war.

Road to Rehabilitation Continues in Western Afghanistan
US Agency for International Development, February 1, 2005

Kabul, Afghanistan — Afghanistan recently witnessed the rebirth of one of its major lifelines, a roadway linking the nation’s capital to its southern city of Kandahar.

Enabling Children to Learn Throughout Winter
US Agency for International Development, January 2005

Kabul, Afghanistan — As snow piles up in the Kabul district in the coldest winter the country has faced in 30 years, a score of girls and boys sit at new desks in a recently constructed classroom and learn which atoms constitute carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.