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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 …

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Anara’s Story: A Young Kyrgyz Entrepreneur with Sweet Dreams

Anara Erkebaeva (pictured far right, above) lives in Uchkun village, near the city of Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan. Even though …

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Investing in a Hub for Digital Nomads in Kyrgyzstan

An important step has been taken toward the emergence of a hub for digital nomads, or independent remote workers, in …

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Volunteers Support Eco-Friendly Agritourism

What is tourism going to look like in the future? That is the question on many people’s minds as vaccine …

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Engaging the Private Sector Series: Funding for Transformation

ACDI/VOCA has a growing portfolio of market systems development projects that engage with the private sector, industry chambers, and market …

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 …