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  • The director of “AM Live” and her crew produce the live morning broadcast from the NTV control room, Nairobi, Kenya. NTV is owned by Nation Media Group (NMG), the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa, serving audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Solar panels have greatly reduced the carbon imprint of Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya’s first fully solar powered hotel.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Since 2003, the Butterfly Park at the Mombasa Serena Beach Resort & Spa has released 257’000 butterflies. It conserves 67 species. For over 15 years, Serena conservationist Maurice Undah has been educating guests and schoolchildren about butterflies, their brief life cycles, and how their presence or absence can tell us a lot about the local environment and climatic changes.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • The AKDN project company Frigoken, Kenya’s largest exporter of processed green beans, endeavours to forge a better future for the country’s small-scale farmers. The company employs over 3,000 people, most of whom are women, and supports around 70,000 small-scale farmers. The company also implements a comprehensive workplace wellness programme and provides young families with a day-care facility.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Premier Food Industries Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya - Young parents like this assembly worker who are employed by Frigoken or Premier Foods benefit from the company’s on-site crèche.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
Economic development

The Network’s investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s private sector dates as far back as the 1930s and 1940s, when cooperative financial institutions were created.  Thereafter, the scope was extended to other areas such as industry and tourism.  Today, the project companies of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) are dedicated to promoting private initiative and building economically sound enterprises in Kenya and throughout the developing world.  Surpluses generated by the Fund are reinvested in other economic development initiatives under the AKFED umbrella.