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
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.
The success of the Aga Khan Foundation’s rice farming programme in Sofia, Madagascar has now reached 40,000 farmers and their families and is being scaled up to reach a majority of the rice cultivators in the country.
In Cabo Delgado, the northernmost and poorest province of Mozambique, 16,000 farmers and their families benefit from agricultural programmes that focus on improving food security, health status and nutrition, household income and the overall quality of life.