Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focusses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations, irrespective of their race, religion, ethnicity or gender. More
Areas of Activity
Each year, in collaboration with its partners, the AKDN provides 5 million people with quality health care, including through outpatient visits and community health programmes.
AKDN offers a range of financial services from community-based savings groups to corporate banking to life insurance. These services are used by 17 million people each year.
Poor breastfeeding practices lead to nearly 12% of all child deaths in rural Bihar in India. AKF has worked with 400,000 mothers in these marginalised communities, significantly improving infant and young child feeding practices.