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AKFC, the office of the Aga Khan Foundation in Canada, supports development initiatives in Eastern Africa and South and Central Asia. It aims to tap the initiative, entrepreneurship, and resources of poor people in order to develop their capacity to improve the quality of life of their families and communities.

Some major initiatives it supports include: the Pakistan-Canada Social Institutions Development Program; the Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Pakistan; the Tajikistan Institutional Support Program; the Coastal Rural Support Program in Mozambique and the Non-Formal Education Program of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee.

AKFC currently supports more than 25 initiatives, including several school improvement projects carried out with Aga Khan Education Services and primary health care projects implemented with Aga Khan Health Services. Sectors receiving support include microfinance, the improvement of livelihoods and micro-enterprise development as well as rural development, health and education.