Kyrgyzstan | In action since 1996
Lack of access to utilities such as gas, electricity, and hot water is common for residents of villages of the Chui Region in Kyrgyzstan. Our Enactus team at Kyrgyz National University applied business innovation as they sought to end the dearth of accessible energy by creating alternative sources. The students started with biogas installations in one village, providing an affordable option to overcome the energy poverty in the region.
Impact(s): 177 people with access to affordable energy; 3 businesses created; 40 jobs created
What’s next: Expanding to additional villages in the Chui region, and tackling additional social and economic challenges for the villagers.
This project advances these key Global Goals:
Volunteer hours invested in project:
Our proudest moment of the past year:
Connecting the public sector with ordinary villagers.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
Having projects that related to technology which gave us some difficult moments.
Team described in one word:
As a freshman student, Aigerim accidently attended the Enactus orientation presentation while she considered clubs with which to get involved. She hasn’t looked back since, and she’s now the Project Manager of her team. “Enactus gave me a big push to succeed in my career,” says this Economics and Management major, who plans to graduate in June 2018. “I had a great internship at an NGO because I listed my Enactus experience in my CV.” Aigerim says she anticipates meeting many new friends at Enactus World Cup and talking with leaders of world organizations about her ideas and experiences.
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Maksat is an International Relationship major who plans to graduate in in three years. Friends recommended that he join his Enactus team; after six months, he was appointed coordinator for its Project Tenchilik. “Through Enactus I now have a job, I got the skills and knowledge that I will use in my life,” says Maksat. “But most of all, I am grateful to Enactus for my friends and cool associates with whom I help improve the life of our society.” He hopes to learn how to implement projects on a global level this year at Enactus World Cup.
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