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Last updated: October 28, 2020

February 27, 2020

Karyahan is a dedicated farmer with seven children. She and her family live in Lebap, situated in the northeast region of Turkmenistan. Karyahan was looking for a way to use her passion for farming to meet the financial needs of her family.  Karyahan dreamed of having her own orchard: “I wanted to do something meaningful and do it well. I was always good with tending fruit trees. So, I decided to lease my own land and plant a fruit orchard.”

January 27, 2020

Thanks to USAID’s Dignity and Rights project, survivors of human trafficking like Vepa can restart their lives and become productive members of their communities. “The greatest happiness is when you are at home. Thanks to USAID’s program, I’ve found the meaning of my life and started to believe in myself. Thank you so much for your work.” 

July 26, 2019

Turatbek Uulu and Qurbonov are getting master’s degrees in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and are roommates at Kazakh German University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Both men are part of a bold scholarship program, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID),that is bringing together students from across Central Asia to learn together and develop friendships and professional collaborations that will ultimately help their countries solve often contentious cross border water resource issues.

March 14, 2019

Like many people in Uzbekistan, and around the world, Shavkat Tursunbayev has battled Tuberculosis (TB), a highly infectious but curable disease. After an initial infection ten years ago, he was re-infected while serving a prison sentence. Overcrowding and a lack of awareness of how TB infection is transmitted make inmates particularly vulnerable to TB. And compounding the problem, distrust of doctors and officials make former inmates particularly fearful of getting tested and seeking treatment.

March 12, 2019

Midwife Zebo Rusieva works in a maternity ward in Tajikistan—a country with an estimated 32 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births. Midwives can play a significant role in the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality. However, in Tajikistan, the lack of adequate training has kept midwives from serving as members of facility health care teams. The Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity works to address this and other challenges in Tajikistan’s maternal, newborn and child health care system by providing training for midwives like Rusieva.

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