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September 28, 2020

Hasan Nurov is from Navzamin village in Khuroson district, Tajikistan. For generations, Hasan’s family, like many farmers in the district, grew cotton. However, over time, water scarcity and low cotton prices created a conundrum for farmers. Should they continue growing an unprofitable crop, or instead migrate to Russia, where there were higher paying jobs?

September 23, 2020

Hissar is a city in Western Tajikistan, about 15 km from Dushanbe, the country’s capital. The Hanaka River flows through the city, and the main attraction is the legendary Hissar fortress, through which the caravans of the Great Silk Road passed.

August 18, 2020

Izatulo Saduloev is a fruit producer and exporter from the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. With USAID’s assistance, Izatulo built the first cold storage facility in Khatlon and is now a pioneer watermelon exporter to the Baltics. Within just two growing seasons, USAID helped with the formation of a cooperative and eight smallholder farmers are now exporting watermelons from Tajikistan to Lithuania.

August 10, 2020

Tajikistan is Central Asia’s poorest country and one of the most remittance-dependent countries in the world. Over 33 percent of its national gross domestic product is generated from remittances. While remittances have had a positive impact on the lives of many migrant laborers, without sufficient legal and safe ways to migrate, it increases migrants’ risk of vulnerability to modern slavery, forced labor and human trafficking.

August 6, 2020

Manija Sharipova is 11 years old and has just finished the 3rd grade at School #5 in Bokhtar. Manija was born with a visual impairment that makes it difficult to read a standard size text.

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