Bilal Sirazhidin Uulu is a 26-year-old resident of Arslanbob village in the Jalal-Abad region of the Kyrgyz Republic. He lives... View Article

AKF and the World Bank have partnered to support youth through community engagement efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic. In 2020,... View Article

Roziyamo Kabirova lives in a remote village in the scenic Wakhan Valley, in Ishkoshim district of Tajikistan that borders Afghanistan... View Article

Youth unemployment—particularly among rural youth—is a hot political issue in India, where more than 56 percent of secondary school students... View Article

Anora, age 20, lives in a small village in the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. In early 2019, she gathered with... View Article

Mittal Vasava, age 20, was living in rural Gujarat when she learned from a friend about Yuva Junction. Mittal’s family... View Article

In December 2019, 20-year-old Karishma completed a course at Yuva Junction, where she learned sewing skills to make women’s clothes.... View Article

When she was a young Tajik woman leaving home for university, Furough didn’t plan on going into tourism. “Then at... View Article

For people living in poor, remote areas, access to formal financial institutions to borrow or save money is considered a... View Article

Meet Rukhshod, the leader of a national micro-lending organization (MLO) in Tajikistan, with five branches across three regions. In a... View Article