From a young age, Risolat Gulmamadova was interested in starting her own business.

After getting her master’s degree in finance at Kyrgyz National University, Sagynalieva Aigerim applied for jobs in her field unsuccessfully.

Iroda, a woman-owned, parent-led, public organization in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, helps children with autism or neurodevelopmental disabilities with socializing, learning, and... View Article

This article was authored by Sarayu Agarwal, Program and Co-Creation Manager for Local Impact.

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

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. Three projects... 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