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
The Aga Khan Rural Support Programmes have helped 400,000 villagers around the world accumulate more than $100 million in community savings.
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 6 bridges constructed by AKDN over the Pyanj River connect mountainous, isolated communities living along the Afghan-Tajik frontier, allowing thousands of Afghans to access cross-border health services.