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  • Wall paintings to spread awareness about key hygiene messages & restored hand-pump and platform - Patna slum, AKDN Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative, Bihar, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Nagal Behen and her family decided to construct a toilet for themselves after they learnt about the importance of safe sanitation in community meetings organised by AKPBS. AKDN's Sanitation Initiative, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Meeting organised by AKPBS 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 (India) (AKRSP,I)  have focused on supporting communities improve their habitat. In addition, AKAH India identifies interventions that strengthens the resilience of communities and local and national Governments to disasters and reduces their vulnerability to risk and to increase their capacities to help their neighbours.