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
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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.
In Chitral, Pakistan, AKDN has helped remote communities to construct mini-hydropower plants that provide electricity for 50% of the province's homes, schools and businesses.
The AKF Madrasa Early Childhood Programme in East Africa – now in its fourth decade of operation – has to date reached over 130,000 children in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.