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  • Tajik women selling local crafts in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province. The opening of a new PECTA Tourism Centre at Bulunkul has been supported by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and USAID.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Gulniso is part of an AKF established Community-based Savings Groups (CBSGs). She took out a loan to buy ingredients, electricity, and the staff salary. She also had a grant from USAID to buy machinery and oven. She now employs 6 staff and produces an assortment of cakes and pastries for weddings, birthdays, and everyday occasions. AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • The Vanj Cross-Border Bridge, Tajikistan. The Vanj Bridge joins three other bridges at Darwaz, Tem, and Ishkashim as part of the Aga Khan Development Network’s multi-sector cross-border development strategy.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Water supply system, Murghab, Tajikistan.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • The Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP) helped to address issues of poor animal health by setting up five veterinary clinics that can provide vaccines, medicine and equipment.
    AKF / Jean-Luc Ray
Rural development

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)’s rural development interventions in Tajikistan are implemented by the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP), which was established in 1993 to coordinate relief and humanitarian assistance in the wake of Tajikistan’s civil war. Initially focusing only in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), the programme has now expanded to reach 32 of 54 districts in Tajikistan including the Rasht Valley, Sughd, and Khatlon, with a total beneficiary population of 1.4 million people.