Success Stories | Turkmenistan

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Last updated: July 08, 2022

July 7, 2022

Nazilya Huseynova, a doll maker from Turkmenistan, used to help her grandmother sew clothes as a child. At the age of 10, she sat down at a sewing machine for the first time. Today she thinks fondly of those early days of mastering a new craft – and the doors it has opened for her.  At the age of 18, Nazilya became a professional seamstress. Nazilya is an accountant by training, but sewing became her vocation. She has successfully raised two children while working on her own terms as a seamstress, and always made time to study new techniques. 

February 16, 2022

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious bacterial disease that is preventable and curable. But rapid disease spread, antibiotic misuse, and non-adherence to TB treatment regimens have resulted in a proliferation of hard-to-treat cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). In 2019, MDR-TB accounted for 25 percent of the total deaths among communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases in Central Asia. Globally, tuberculosis is now second only to COVID-19 as the world’s most infectious disease killer.

February 3, 2022

Increasingly, climate change is causing extreme weather events. It disrupts the reliability and accuracy of existing weather prediction methodologies, making conventional weather forecasting based on historical data less accurate.

September 1, 2021

While the role of manufacturing is on the decline in advanced economies, the opposite is true for many emerging economies. In Turkmenistan, for example, manufacturing is experiencing an unprecedented boom, spurring job growth, and creating new business opportunities. Entrepreneurs Batyr Tanrygulyev and Ruslan Mammetseyidov have capitalized on this opportunity to start a new manufacturing venture, and with USAID assistance are seeing immediate success. 

July 21, 2021

Ilyas Kudratullaev, 25, is an ambitious budding entrepreneur from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. He is one of over 7,000 young people from the country to benefit from USAID’s Enriching Youth for Tomorrow program, designed to prepare youth for the modern labor market and enable them to contribute to the local economy and their communities.

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