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Mirbek Asangariev

Founder and Executive Director
Association of Social Entrepreneurs

Mirbek is a founder of the social enterprise Bishkek Mebel which produces office furniture and provides social inclusion and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. “Bishkek Mebel” is one of the first and exemplary social enterprises in Kyrgyzstan. In 2011 Mirbek Asangariev founded Association of Social Entrepreneurs of Kyrgyzstan (ASE). ASE is a public organization that unites successful social entrepreneurs to unify their voices and efforts towards social well-being through the development of social entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships. ASE’s mission is to develop, popularize and promote social entrepreneurship and public private partnerships to alleviate poverty and improve socio-economic situations of people in Kyrgyzstan, especially of the marginalized groups.