Aid works

American poverty-fighting assistance saves lives and helps millions of people create a sound future for their nations and their neighborhoods. And all for less than 1% of the federal budget.

Martha Kwataine (above) is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to protect the health of people in rural communities across Malawi. Learn more or read The Hill's Congress Blog: Foreign Aid: A Beltway Outsider Perspective.

Delia Salminang is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to end conflict and violence in the Philippines. Read more or download the briefing note.

Alexis Nkurunziza is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to open up budgets in Rwanda. Read more or download the briefing note.

Majeda Begum Shiru is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to enable women to speak powerfully to improve health and education in Bangladesh. Read more or download the briefing note.

Tanzanian farmer Emiliana Aligaesha is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to ensure the success of an early-stage, high-potential start-up. Read more or download the briefing note.

Village Chief Kojo Kondua IV is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to train fishermen and protect jobs and the environment in Abuesi, Ghana. Read more or download the briefing note.

Mayor Manuel Dominguez is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to budget for a sound future for his community in the Peruvian Amazon. Read more or download the briefing note.

...and many more stories to come!

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