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Last updated: September 08, 2021

September 7, 2021

Sharifa Rahmonzoda is known among her family and friends as a great cook. She has plenty of practice–between managing her home and raising her three children, she is often in her kitchen preparing traditional Tajik dishes like plov, mantu, and tushbera. When a local teahouse, Sayokhat Chaykhana, advertised a cooking competition, her neighbors immediately thought of Sharifa.

August 20, 2021

U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim and USAID/Tajikistan Acting Mission Director Randy Kolstad joined Minister of Education and Sciences Imomzoda Muhammdyusuf Saydali to celebrate USAID’s donation of 464 new Braille and large print books during an event at the Hisor Boarding School for visually impaired children.  Education officials and local authorities visited the school community at the event and received the donated books.

July 23, 2021

Every obstetrician-gynecologist has one objective: to keep both mother and her baby healthy. Dr. Sohiba Abdurakhimova from Tajikistan is no different. She is in charge of the maternity ward of the central district hospital in Qubodiyon that serves as a referral facility for women with complicated pregnancies and births for the entire district and sees on average 5,000 births a year.

June 16, 2021

Thirty-three-year-old Sharifjon Sharipov lives in the Jomi district of southern Tajikistan with his wife and two children. The only wage earner in his family, Sharifjon spent much of the past nine years away from home. As a migrant laborer in Russia, he would spend six to nine months per year subsisting in a cramped apartment with six other labor migrants so that he could send money home. 

June 16, 2021

Sherali Rashidov owns the White & Black barbershops in Dushanbe, and like many Tajik entrepreneurs, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected his business.