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Nurkaly Tolubaev helps to improve Osh by reporting various issues.

As a student, Nurkaly Tolubaev is a frequent user of the free public wireless internet service installed on the buses of Osh, the second largest city of Kyrgyzstan with over 245,000 residents. So he noticed immediately when the service was no longer available in June 2017. He wrote to the mayor’s office using the mobile application OshCity.

Kubanychbek Alymbekov (left) shows his soybean field to the buyer, Stephen Maier of Oasis Agro.

Kubanychbek Alymbekov, a 54-year-old farmer and father of five, cultivated clover and cotton for decades. He had never planted soybeans until spring 2017, when he learned that Oasis Agro, the largest producer of commercial animal feed concentrates in southern Kyrgyzstan, used soybeans as their main ingredient. He saw an opportunity.

The first water runs through this channel in a decade.

The long-awaited dream of Kuban Akmatov has come true—this spring his apple and pear trees bloomed for the first time in a decade.

SPRING project is working with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health to help 27 health facilities achieve the “Baby-Friendly Hospital” designation.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the high rate of facility-based childbirth presents an excellent opportunity to improve child nutrition by strengthening the counseling and services mothers receive before and after delivery. Although 99 percent of births are attended by a skilled provider, only 60 percent of newborns are breastfed within an hour after birth and only 41 percent of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed.

Cows that were producing 9 liters of milk are now producing up to 17 liters

In just eight days, volunteer offers feasible, effective solutions to local dairy farmers.

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Last updated: September 13, 2018

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