Babushka means “Granny” or an older lady in Russian. The term “adoption” refers to individual sponsorship, providing financial support to lonely older adults in extreme poverty.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan ended up in an economic crisis. The provision of basic social services became a big question and Kyrgyz citizens who worked hard all their lives had no guarantee of getting a decent pension. At the same time, the cost of living was growing and many citizens migrated in search of work, leaving their elderly without means of survival.
In 1999 the Babushka Adoption project was established, with financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), to help the most vulnerable elderly in Kyrgyzstan who could not support themselves, by starting a sponsorship program for them.
In 2004, the project received its independence and became the Babushka Adoption Charitable Foundation.
Babushka Adoption Foundation operates in: Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, the Leilek district of Batken region and Belovodskoe village in Chui region
720000 (PO Box 1943)
Mr. Markus Müller – Founder of BA, Former Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
Mr. Jonathon Hornbrook – GIZ “Civil Society Fund Support” Programme Manager in the Kyrgyz Republic
Mrs. Djamilya Tchukurova – Former Administrator at the Swiss Cooperation Bureau
Mrs. Yelena Yun – Dutch Honorary Consul in the Kyrgyz Republic Mrs. Aida Kurbanova – Expert of Fund for Civic Participation Mr. Samuel Maret – Owner of the “Nomad’s Land” LLC Mr. Ramil Ziyangaraev – Representative of the “Crown Agents” in the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Dastan Imanaliev – Deputy Head of the International Business Council
MEET OUR TEAM
A small team works hard to improve the lives of vulnerable older people in Kyrgyzstan.
If you are interested in becoming a partner or a sponsor, please feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org