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 the Sofia region of Madagascar, rice yields have on average tripled in AKDN programme areas, enabling farmers to store enough food to carry their families through the “hungry” season.
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 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.