The Aga Khan Foundation, which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network, has offices across Africa and Asia. For decades, the Aga Khan Development Network has been working to improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people. Learn more about AKDN here.
students, from early childhood education to university, are reached
of the population does not have access to toilets and 75 percent do not have access to piped water
of people living in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished—the highest percentage of any region in the world
people in sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity, while 80 percent of the population relies on biomass products to cook
The Aga Khan Foundation is different.
We provide more than just goods or services. We dedicate ourselves to partnering with communities to improve their quality of life for decades and generations. As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks, we make long-term investments, from early childhood programs to universities that benefit 2 million students every year. We build hospitals and schools, to make sure everyone has access to world-class institutions. We work with people to serve their community and build their local economy. Our work impacts tens of millions in over 30 countries every year.
How are we able to do this? Through partnerships with businesses, local organizations, and governments. We make economic, cultural, and social investments to sustainably build these large, long-term commitments to people.
Here are some of our recent initiatives.
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Access to Electricity
When a household has electricity, it has an impact on education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. Families prosper and grow self-reliant, creating a stable foundation out of poverty.