Thirsty for Knowledge
A Case Study of Women's Empowerment and Social Capital through a Development Assistance Program
Women living in the remote mountainous region of Tajikistan known as the Rasht Valley benefited in many ways from participating in the 2005-2009 Development Assistance Program (DAP) funded by USAID. The program was intended to combat food insecurity and vulnerability through educational workshops and food distribution. As this study documents, this program also facilitated women's empowerment and growth in social capital.