“I'm not a millionaire, but I have a happy family,” said Nurgul Rysbekov, 28, who gave up the lights and bustle of Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, for her hometown of Kegen, where she started its first and only 24-hour convenience store – Dako, named after her sister.
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