KYRGYZ COUNTRYSIDE: ”He was the only veterinarian in the village. Now there is no one,” said this 50 year-old woman about her husband, who passed away 1.5 years ago.
She has six children and lives in a village with a population of about 850. Her two eldest daughters are married.
She spoke the best Russian among the people in the village I met and I asked if she had studied or worked in Russia.
The woman said she studied at a military school in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Now she cleans the village school while taking care of her children.
”What else can I do [in the village]” she asked?