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NGO Ranar – The First Stop on the Way from Prison

NGO Ranar is located in the outskirts of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, in a private house with a nice kitchen garden where its clients grow vegetables for their own use. The clients are former prisoners and people who use drugs; many belong to both groups. Today, the house hosts …

SPIN Plus – A Home that Still Attracts

A 40-year old well-built man, Murod, comes to the non-governmental organisation (NGO) SPIN Plus almost every day. This NGO is one of the eleven partner organisations of AFEW International in Tajikistan that implements the Bridging the Gaps programme. SPIN Plus focuses on harm reduction and advocacy of human rights of people …

Sakhi Tajikistan: Helping people who use drugs return to society

In every country where AFEW International implements the Bridging the Gaps programme there is usually a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that work with key populations. This fosters competition and, therefore, improves the quality of services they provide to clients. Every service provider has something to attract clients. Some offer comprehensive …