Eking a living on the slopes is never easy at the best of times. For the people of the former Soviet republics of Kyrgistan and Tajikistan economic collapse meant that food and fuel subsidies have gone. One result has been the stripping bare of the once thickly forested hillsides for fuel. An intimate portrait of three families documents their hardships. But aid from the Aga Khan’s foundation is getting through in the form of soil conserving farming methods and rural hydro schemes.
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