connection, education, opportunity
The Republic of Tajikistan is a land locked central Asian country with great mountainous beauty but few natural resources and poor infrastructure except in the capital city Dushanbe. For the average Tajik, life remains a struggle. Tajikistan is the country most dependent on remittances in the world. Transfers from the million or so Tajiks living abroad are equivalent to 45% of GDP. Poverty is widespread: half the country's 7.7M people live on less than $2 per day. In winter many villages have only two hours of electricity a day.