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The best way to reach us is via email: info@belzhan.org
You can find many answers at the Question and Answer page
Alternatively you can use the contact form below or call: +31-6-52405467 (between 8.00 and 20.00)
The address of Bel-Zhan is: Ul. Davletbaev 64-66, Grogorevka, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Between May and October Belzhan can also be reached by phone at +996-772-258138

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About Bel Zhan

Bel-Zhan is a foundation in Kyrgyzstan, founded by Jacobiene Ritsema and Ludmila Gromova. Ludmila and Jacobiene met in 2006 when they both worked on a national strategy for sustainable development in Kyrgyzstan for the European Union. They decided to not just leave it at words, but actually begin to sustainable development in Grigorevka and the surrounding area. They bought a piece of land in the village and built together with the villagers scale environmental: solar water heaters, fruit dryers and solar cookers. In 2012 with, support from the Fred Foundation, a nursery located on part of the site.

In April 2014 a group of Dutch volunteers led by the Dutch (landscape)architects Harro Wieringa and Arjen Spijkerman transformed the site into a yurt lodge for tourists. In July 2014 the lodge opened.

Did you know

  • Kyrgyz language belongs to the same language group as Turkish?
  • Kyrgyzstan 7 provinces (Oblast)
  • On 21 March Nooruz is being celebrated, the Spring festival
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Bel-Zhan is a foundation in Kyrgyzstan, founded by Jacobiene Ritsema and Ludmila Gromova.
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