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
Over 8 million people benefit from the activties of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programmes, which range from small infrastructure projects such as irrigation canals and roads to programmes to boost yields of rice and wheat.
AKF’s social inclusion programmes in Portugal help more than 8,000 people address challenges commonly faced by poor immigrant communities.
AKF’s activities in early childhood development provide 750,000 children aged 0-8 with quality learning opportunities, at costs which are affordable for families and governments.