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  • Computerised machines at the Alltex Industries factory in Kenya create garments for export to North America and Europe. A project company of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development's (AKFED) Industrial Promotion Services, the factory employs 2,000 people, 80 percent of whom are women. As part of AKFED’s mandate to integrate innovative social development initiatives, the plant provides a variety of services to its employees, including a crèche for workers’ children, healthcare and educational opportunities.
    AKFED / Gary Otte
Opening of Alltex EPZ Ltd in Kenya

Athi River, Kenya, 19 December 2003 - Opening of the US$7.2 million Alltex EPZ Limited plant in the Export Processing Zone at Athi River by Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Chairman of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED).