Clay Westrope Clay Westrope, Program Officer, Tajikistan Clay Westrope’s stories Tajikistan: A leader emerges Zokasjon Ergaschev sits at a desk in his small office surrounded by images of mothers and children with headlines such as “Wash Your Hands” and “Immunize Your Child” in Tajik and Russian. Tajikistan: Turning water into cash “For the last three years, my yields have been 30 percent of what they were before,” says Sabur Kumischev, as he makes a sweeping motion with his hand indicating the land where his crops are grown. “All I could grow was corn. The other farmers could only grow corn. Tajikistan: In a pickle no more Tajikistan: Dress for success Sitting in a room with four other girls, Gulshan Chorieva holds up a dress that she and the other sewing students have been working on under guidance of the master seamstress.