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Poverty Drives Daily Choices in the Kyrgyz Republic

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There is nothing worse than having to wonder if you will be able to afford tomorrow's meal. Or the day after's.

But for millions of poor in the Kyrgyz Republic, it is routine - and their every day reality. The World Bank interviewed several families in the country recently to showcase the real face of poverty in the region, where the poor spend significantly more to stay warm and buy enough food to survive than in other parts of the world because of the region's extremely long and cold winters.

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Watch the full documentary on poverty in Europe and Central Asia here.


Aarthi Sivaraman

Communications Officer

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