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July 16, 2020

Billie Eilish is a popular American singer and songwriter with fans around the world. Eighteen-year old Artur Petrosyants from Mary, Turkmenistan, is one of them. “I would love to interview Billie Eilish someday,” he says bashfully. 

May 6, 2020

Jemal is a young woman from Ahal, the southern province of Turkmenistan. Born into a large, outgoing family, Jemal struggled to stand out. She was an average student and never found her place in the working world. When an acquaintance told Jemal about an opportunity for a high-paying job in Turkey with a nice family as a nanny, she thought this was her chance to do something special with her life. She jumped at the opportunity to learn and grow in a new, exciting environment.

March 3, 2020

Through its Governance Support Program, USAID seeks to improve the relationship between citizens and state actors by directly linking those who are governed with those who are democratically elected to govern. This program is implemented by The QED Group, LLC.

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.” 


Last updated: March 24, 2022

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