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Transforming Lives

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Yelena Bilokon

Although NGOs in Kazakhstan have done much to address injustices against persons living with HIV, high levels of social stigma and institutional discrimination persist. 

program participants

As Kazakhstan continues to develop economically, it also continues to develop its civil society sector, particularly, organizations focused on improving the lives of those living with HIV.

obstetrician-gynecologist conducts the first cascade training

Increased access to quality family planning services and increased awareness of modern methods of contraception are among the main priorities of Kazakhstan's health-care system in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Gulaikhan Myrzagalieva

When top managers from 14 Kazakhstani companies visited Kabul, Afghanistan, in July 2013 to present and promote products and goods made in Kazakhstan, more than $7 million in deals between entrepreneurs from the two countries were preliminarily negotiated at the meetings. The meetings were part of a trade exchange organized by USAID's Regional Economic Cooperation Project.

NGO leader Galina Boltovskaya is an accomplished marksperson who teaches sports to disabled people

Galina Boltovskaya is a confident woman in her mid-40s who slings a rifle over her shoulder and a crutch under each arm. She isn’t a hunter, but, rather, an enthusiastic guide for a flashy sporting complex in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, and an avid marksperson who excels in the 10-meter air rifle shooting event.