A Story Within a Story: ADB Helps Rural Women in the Kyrgyz Republic Become Entrepreneurs

Publication | March 2012

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) seeks to improve the lives of rural women in the Kyrgyz Republic, as they suffer from the double disadvantage of poverty and gender discrimination. To that end, ADB recently completed two projects that provided many Kyrgyz women in rural villages with training and support for building small enterprises, thus enabling them to improve their skills, become more productive, earn higher incomes, and gain greater confidence in themselves.