#humansoftheworld

We are thrilled to launch #humansoftheworld, tales we can both relate to and marvel at. In this series, we share stories of appreciation, self-reliance, and strength from across the Aga Khan Development Network, with a focus on our work in Africa and Asia.

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Nestled in the remote mountains of northern Pakistan, Chipurson Valley has a total population of 4,000 people. Through the School Improvement Program (SIP), the...

For people living in poor, remote areas, access to formal financial institutions to borrow or save money is considered a luxury. Yet families in...

In Chitral, the farthest most district of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northern Pakistan, a sea change of transformational teaching and learning is...

“More important than speed, economic growth that is inclusive is crucial for a healthy and stable society.” In Central Asia, Aga Khan Foundation USA...

Dilangez, Fashion Designer

Dilangez grew up in a family of six in a small village in Tajikistan. From a young age, she was passionate about design. Her...

Sagyn, a kindergarten director, in the Kyrgyz Republic

One fall afternoon, five women in the playroom of the new kindergarten in the Kyrgyz Republic talked about the changes they saw with the...

Sara is seven years old and lives in one of the world’s most remote areas—in northern Afghanistan. She dreams of becoming a doctor. But...

In every country, every city, and every village around the world, we find strong, compassionate, and loving dads who are the heroes in their...

Goat rearing in Bihar, India

In an effort to help women gain financial independence, Project Mesha launched in Bihar, India, in 2016 to train women to rear goats and...

In Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development has invested in infrastructure projects that contribute to the country’s development. With USAID support, telemedicine extends the capacity of the urban hospital to clinics in the rural north. / Lucas Cuervo Moura, Aga Khan Development Network

In remote areas, a medical disaster can have a domino effect, causing families emotional and financial disaster as well. In northern Afghanistan, for example,...

With your generous support, the Aga Khan Foundation celebrated a remarkable year in 2016. It was a year of progress in providing quality education,...

Audesh Kumar building a new toilet in a village, Muzaffarpur, Bihar. AKDN/Christopher Wilton-Steer

The people of India are fully engaged to reaching the government’s goal of increasing sanitation coverage by building 120 million toilets in rural areas. The...