Sarah Royall Portland Sarah Royall, Organizational Learning Intern Sarah Royall’s stories Tajikistan: What is community? Tajikistan: It’s wedding season — Tajik style! Tajikistan: Where the road ends After four hours of winding through bumpy dirt roads heading east from the capital of Tajikistan — Dushanbe — hugging mountain sides with sharp drop-offs to a rushing river, you'll find yourself in Gharm. It's a small, conservative town by most standards. Tajikistan: Sewing for success Last week I visited Mercy Corps’ first youth employment project to get started under the Tajikistan Stability Enhancement Program, the program I’m assisting with this summer. In the sweltering heat, we entered a small room with five girls working away on sewing machines. Tajikistan: Vegetarian Food Diaries in Tajikistan, Part 1 I've been in Tajikistan for a few days now and I finally admitted to my colleagues that I packed most of a suitcase with food because I was that worried about my ability to find vegetarian food here. They all laughed at me because the food here is actually quite good, even for vegetarians.