When their daughter was three, Nurzhan Tursunakunova and her husband started looking for a kindergarten but had difficulty finding affordable kindergartens with openings.

Across the Kyrgyz Republic, there continues to be a shortage of kindergartens with available seats. See how Nurzhan is tackling that issue, with help from AKF and USAID’s Local Impact project.

A mother of five tackles the kindergarten shortage in the Kyrgyz Republic

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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) aims to improve the economic well-being of women and men, particularly youth. In 2018, AKF partnered with the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development to launch Accelerate Prosperity, a global initiative that provides technical expertise, creative financing solutions, and market connections for small and growing businesses, and in so doing creates sustainable employment, and strengthens communities.