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Kyrgyzstan

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  • Photo: Jason Sangster for Mercy Corps

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Kyrgyzstan draws global interest as Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy and a critical transit base for coalition forces in the war in Afghanistan. Although national reforms have been considered in the wake of the government overthrow and communal violence in 2010, there is rising unemployment and food insecurity, and ethnic tensions persist.

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Improve economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and families, and educational and vocational opportunities for youth.

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Latitude: 41.5
Longitude: 74.35

Program Details

  • Economic opportunity: Providing financing to small and medium sized businesses
  • Agriculture & Food: Helping families manage home gardens, grow higher-quality fruits and raise healthier livestock to boost incomes
  • Children & Youth: Supporting better learning through nutritious school meal programs and classroom repairs and improvements

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  • Population (2013): 5.6 million
  • UN Human Development Index rank: 125 (out of 187)
  • Mercy Corps has worked here since 1994

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POLYGON ((80.23 42.2, 79.19 42.8, 74.29 43.22, 73.58 43.04, 73.52 42.41, 71.75 42.82, 70.97 42.25, 71.28 42.2, 70.19 41.53, 71.42 41.12, 71.69 41.56, 73.17 40.82, 70.98 40.24, 69.54 40.13, 69.31 39.54, 73.66 39.45, 74.86 40.52, 76.35 40.35, 76.87 41.01, 78.08 41.04, 80.23 42.2))

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