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Storage Centers Improve Crop Shelf Life and Profits for Kyrgyz Business Owners

Farmers in the Kyrgyz Republic are learning just how much more income they can earn by extending the shelf life …

Promoting Artificial Insemination for Improved Cattle Production in the Kyrgyz Republic

Livestock remains a significant part of the agricultural economy in the Kyrgyz Republic, especially in the south. Sheep, goats, cattle, …

Kyrgyz Entrepreneur Expands Her Garlic Business with USAID Support 

Janylai Kaparova continues to expand her business by processing wild garlic (Allium ursinum, also known as “bear garlic”) in the …

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This World Tourism Day, Volunteer Shares Experience Supporting Kyrgyzstan’s Budding Tourism Industry

Rich Harrill is a tourism and hospitality expert from South Carolina with more than 30 years of experience. He recently …

The Largest Apparel Factory in Southern Kyrgyzstan

In 2014, Makbura Aidaralieva decided to move to Russia to secure a poverty-free life for her family. Like thousands of …

Innovating Primary Education and Creating Jobs in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Aidana Alibaeva worked abroad for 10 years as a Chinese language interpreter. She was always inspired by her grandparents, who …

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Remote Volunteer Helps Students with Entrepreneurial Dreams in the Kyrgyz Republic

Paul Fisher has consulted for small businesses, served on negotiating committees representing both management and union interest, and taught accounting …

Dairy Facility Adapts and Grows to Feed Families in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul Region

Ak-Jalga was founded in 1964. Today, it is the largest dairy processing facility in the Issyk-Kul Region, processing up to …

Female-Owned Apparel Factory Creates 70+ Jobs in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Nazirbek Toktonazarov had only graduated high school when he decided to leave his parents and move to Russia. Like thousands …

Food Systems Series: ACDI/VOCA Empowers Women and Youth in Food Systems

Action Track 4: Livelihoods and Equality Food Systems Suffer From Gender and Social Inequalities Women are key contributors to food …

Kyrgyzstan’s Kupuev Academy Raises $700,000 from ACDI/VOCA Impact Investing Subsidiaries AV Ventures & AV Frontiers

Kupuev Academy, a private, progressive school located in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, announced that it has raised $700,000 in financing. The investment …

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Q&A with U.S.-Based Volunteer Supporting Small Business Development in Her Native Kyrgyzstan

Altynai Hur is a business development specialist based in Michigan and a native of Kyrgyzstan. She recently completed a virtual …

Storage Centers Improve Crop Shelf Life and Profits for Kyrgyz Business Owners

Farmers in the Kyrgyz Republic are learning just how much more income they can earn by extending the shelf life …