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  • In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve the quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education and health.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • Bee-keepers in Kalafghan District, Takhar Province who have been supported by the Aga Khan Foundation in their business. They now collect 1.5 tonnes of honey per year and sell it for 400 Afghanis per kg.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • The courtyard of a family that grows apples and keeps turkeys and chickens with the assistance of the Aga Khan Foundation in the Wakhan Corridor's Izok Village.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • With the support of AKF and the United States, the remote communities of Brughel and Chehel Kahn in Wakhan, Badakhshan are building a micro-hydropower.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • Electricity has been brought to the village of Warzuds in the Wakhan Corridor, Badakhshan Province, courtesy of a micro-hydro power plant that was installed with the support of the Aga Khan Foundation and USAID.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
Rural development

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been active in Afghanistan since 2002. It implements activities in Participatory Governance, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Non-Farm Enterprise and Employment, Access to Finance and Productive Physical Infrastructure.