A program by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz service, “13-Year-Old Aichurok Supports Her Whole Family,” is a story about 13-year-old Aichurek Sulaimanova, the sole breadwinner for her family in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She has collected plastic bags to recycle at a local market in Bishkek after school every day for the last two and half years, in order to buy food and medicine for her disabled mother and younger brother.

Radio Mashaal video moves audiences to improve the lives of two Pakistani children

screenshot of video with a closeup of a young boy wearing a white cap

A video about an orphan child and his sister who sell coconut slices to earn money for their family in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has gotten remarkable traffic on the Facebook page of RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal, with nearly 170,000 views, almost 3,000 shares, and requests by several viewers for contact information so they could help the orphans.