Success Stories | Turkmenistan

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August 4, 2020

A Turkmen entrepreneur equips youth with the tools to succeed in a modern

Konstantin Glushenkov, 32, grew up in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in a family well-known for their musical talents. His grandfather was a successful composer, and his mother teaches and writes about music. Konstantin, however, had a different dream: to build his own business.

July 16, 2020

Billie Eilish is a popular American singer and songwriter with fans around the world. Eighteen-year old Artur Petrosyants from Mary, Turkmenistan, is one of them. “I would love to interview Billie Eilish someday,” he says bashfully. 

May 6, 2020

Jemal is a young woman from Ahal, the southern province of Turkmenistan. Born into a large, outgoing family, Jemal struggled to stand out. She was an average student and never found her place in the working world. When an acquaintance told Jemal about an opportunity for a high-paying job in Turkey with a nice family as a nanny, she thought this was her chance to do something special with her life. She jumped at the opportunity to learn and grow in a new, exciting environment.

February 27, 2020

Karyahan is a dedicated farmer with seven children. She and her family live in Lebap, situated in the northeast region of Turkmenistan. Karyahan was looking for a way to use her passion for farming to meet the financial needs of her family.  Karyahan dreamed of having her own orchard: “I wanted to do something meaningful and do it well. I was always good with tending fruit trees. So, I decided to lease my own land and plant a fruit orchard.”

February 25, 2020

The Civil Society Support Program in Central Asia is a five-year, $18 million program implemented by Eurasia Foundation to cultivate a vibrant and responsive civil society throughout the region, including Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and build a new generation of forward-looking civil society leaders (2019-2024).