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Kyrgyzstan
Song-Kul, Kyrgyzstan - by Charles Roffey
Gebiet Tschüi, Kyrgyzstan - Patrick Schneider
Total area: 199,900 km2
Population: 6,019,480 (2016 est)
Literacy: 97%
Official languages: Kyrgyz, Russian
GDP (PPP) per capita: $3,669 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 69 years
Religions: 75% Muslim, 20% Russian Orthodox, 5% other religions
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Kyrgyzstan

Tearfund
November 2012
Rehabilitation for homeless people

“Not even the dogs will follow you!” said people in Hamid’s Kyrgyzstani village when he announced his intention to start an outreach organisation. The villagers remembered how Hamid* used to be – a lone, homeless, hopeless alcoholic. However, Hamid’s own experiences of being on the brink of complete self-destruction, and then being brought back by God’s love, helped him to persevere. Today he runs an organisation which rehabilitates homeless adults and children, teaching them skills to earn an income, caring for them, and enabling them to lead renewed lives. Pray for Hamid’s organisation and others like it across Central Asia. The communities they’re helping seldom make it into our newspapers, but their needs are many and complex. * Name changed

Organisations with connections in Kyrgyzstan

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Total area: 199,900 km2
Population: 6,019,480 (2016 est)
Literacy: 97%
Official languages: Kyrgyz, Russian
GDP (PPP) per capita: $3,669 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 69 years
Religions: 75% Muslim, 20% Russian Orthodox, 5% other religions