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  • Wall paintings to spread awareness about key hygiene messages and restored hand pump and platform in a Patna slum, AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative, Bihar, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Nagal Behen and her family decided to construct a toilet after they learned about the importance of safe sanitation in community meetings. AKDN's Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative, Gir Somnath District, Gujarat, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Meeting organised to raise awareness about key sanitation and personal hygiene messages. Una block, Gir Somnath District, Gujarat, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Smoke-free stoves – developed, tested and applied by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services – help to improve the quality of life for poor families in the Gir Forest, Gujarat, India, particularly for women and children under the age of five, who suffer from unacceptable levels of indoor air pollution.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • Community drinking water scheme stand-post. - Ajitpur, Paswan tola, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
Habitat

Understanding that improving the quality of life of the poorest and most marginalised communities starts at home, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) in India have focused on supporting communities to improve their built habitat.  In addition, AKAH identifies interventions that strengthen the resilience of communities and local and national governments to disasters; reduces their vulnerability to risk; and increases their capacity to help their neighbours.