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
In remote, rural communities of Tajikistan, the Aga Khan Foundation has fostered a network of over 1,600 village organisations, reaching almost 700,000 people, who define their own priorities for social and economic development.
More than 175,000 villagers in Southern Tanzania – nearly 2/3 women – have been mobilised into Community-Based Savings Groups, helping them to save over $15 million to date.
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.