Babushka Incorporated

Reporter Nurlan Abdaliev discovers how a group of older women in the Kyrgyz capital is turning traditional skills into money.

Babushka Incorporated

Reporter Nurlan Abdaliev discovers how a group of older women in the Kyrgyz capital is turning traditional skills into money.

Monday, 2 March, 2009
Before, the grandmothers or "babushki" as they are known in Russian, would have knitted clothes and baked cakes for their immediate family.



Now, an organisation in Bishkek calling itself Babushka Incorporated is marketing hand-made items that its 310 members make at home. The income they earn augments their small pensions.

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