Ajsalkyn Jessenbajewa

Ajsalkyn Jessenbajewa

Ajsalkyn Jessenbajewa, born in 1955 in the village of Birinchi Mai in the Osh region of Kyrgyzstan, is a shepherdess. Together with her husband she keeps cows, sheep and horses. In autumn and winter she lives in the village of Don Bulak in the Osh region of southwestern Kyrgyzstan, and in summer in her house near a pasture in the mountains.

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