Category Archives: Charities

The Alpine Fund

The Alpine Fund

The Alpine Fund is a small, locally based, non-profit, non-governmental, secular organization that uses the incredible mountain resources of Kyrgyzstan to help the country’s most vulnerable youth challenge themselves for future success.  They offer children and young adults from orphanages and street markets the chance to escape the confines of their daily surroundings and challenge themselves in a mountain environment. Through hikes, climbs, education programs,  individual mentoring, and college scholarships we seek to gain the trust of these youth and work with them to brighten their future through education and mountain adventure.

http://www.alpinefund.org/

KYRGYZ ATE – At Chabysh

KYRGYZ ATE – At Chabysh

W E L C O M E
to the website of the foundation “KYRGYZ ATE” NGO for the rehabilitation of the Kyrgyz horse and the revival of the equestrian traditions of the nomads

http://www.atchabysh.com/

Babushka Adoption

Babushka Adoption

Babushka means grandmother or old lady in Russian. The Babushka Adoption Foundation is a Kyrgyz NGO, with charity status, that aims to give hope and restore dignity to the elderly, who have fared particularly badly since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The transition to independence was a difficult time and, like many post-Soviet countries, Kyrgyzstan found its economy in crisis. Basic social services and the pension system collapsed and Kyrgyzstanis who had given their working life for the country suddenly found that there was no security for their retirement. The pension did not keep up with the rising cost of living and often was not paid at all. At the same time, many working-age people emigrated in search of employment, leaving behind the old people with inadequate, or no means of support. Whilst the post-transition economy has improved the living conditions of the elderly remain unchanged. Babushka Adoption Foundation provides financial, moral and social support to many of these vulnerable elderly people.

http://www.babushkaadoption.org/

Ala Archa Mountaineers Cemetery

Ala Archa Mountaineers Cemetery

The site includes historical notes about the development of mountaineering in the republic

In Russian only

http://www.memorial.in.kg/

Friends of Kyrgyzstan

Friends of Kyrgyzstan

The Friends of Kyrgyzstan started as a LISTSERV mailing list in 2002 and evolved into a not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York State in 2004.  The Friends of Kyrgyzstan is a group of over 100 Peace Corps volunteers, returned volunteers, and their friends and family.

The Friends of Kyrgyzstan network exists to:
1) Facilitate communication between members of the Friends of Kyrgyzstan and promote exchange of information relevant to the organization’s objectives
2) Respond to requests (or need) for information about Kyrgyzstan
3) Facilitate the sharing and exchange of ideas, activities, materials, resources and expertise between members and other interested parties
4) Promote interest in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia5) Represent the Peace Corps experience and to support the continual learning of members in areas related to the culture, country and development of Kyrgyzstan
6) Promote and facilitate projects members undertake in accordance with the objectives of the group

http://friendsofkyrgyzstan.org/

Help Age International

Help Age International

Older people’s contribution to society – as carers, advisors, mediators and breadwinners – is invaluable. But growing older has its problems.
HelpAge helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.

Kyrgyzstan pages include:

http://www.helpage.org/Home

Human and Geoscience for our Children – Kyrgyzstan World

Human and Geoscience for our Children – Kyrgyzstan World

in Japanese and English

http://www.human-g.com/KY.html

The Kyrgyz Children’s Future

The Kyrgyz Children’s Future

supporting orphans from Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Children’s Future is a non-profit organization located in Northern Virginia. With this website, we hope to create a community of Kyrgyz citizens and others wishing to embrace Kyrgyz culture.

MISSION STATEMENT OF KYRGYZ CHILDREN’S FUTURE

To improve the well-being of orphans in or from the Kyrgyz Republic, regardless of ethnic or national origin, including assisting their adoptive American families. Our goals are to provide medical, nutritional, physical, or educational programs or projects in the Kyrgyz Republic and to expand Kyrgyz heritage and traditions through events and festivals in the U.S. http://www.kyrgyzchildrensfuture.org/

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Numerous volunteers also contribute blogs

http://www.mercycorps.org/

Pamir Bridges

Pamir Bridges

GOALS

  • The rehabilitation of bridges in the mountains of Central Asia,
    particularly in Kyrgyzstan and in Tajikistan.
  • To keep the populations in their region of origin.
  • Stop the migratory flux of rural populations into the cities.
  • Support a rational and healthy working of high mountain pastures and forests.

http://www.pamirbridges.ch/