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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Learning to read and write is hard work. To succeed, children need teachers with diverse teaching tools and skills who are also motivated, caring,...

Cover of the 2022 Annual Report. Text reads: Generosity Inspires Hope & Hope Changes Lives. Aga Khan Foundation USA Annual Report 2022.

In this year’s Annual Report, we take a moment to both share the significant progress we have made over the last 12 months and...

One year on from last year’s devastating floods in Pakistan, communities are still rebuilding their lives. From June to October last year, unprecedented floods...

Climate change is a major challenge facing our world today. While some progress has been made, new solutions are urgently needed to stabilize climate...

A group of young adults look at a tablet computer together at a conference table.

From a young age Nasim, a 24-year-old entrepreneur, strove to create innovative projects, and contribute to the development of the country’s growing IT sector.

Greenhouse business, Mehrgon, Tajikistan. Christopher Wilton-Steer/AKDN.

In this report, we’re honored to share new partnerships and awards that AKF secured in 2021. Explore the map section to discover new foundations...

At home and around the world, AKF partners with communities, local organizations, businesses, and governments to build better futures together. Discover how AKF’s locally-driven...

Iroda, a woman-owned, parent-led, public organization in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, helps children with autism or neurodevelopmental disabilities with socializing, learning, and growing.

Man wearing a red hat uses a farming tool by rows of potato plants

At thirty-four years old, Hamza has lived in the Khatlon region in southwestern Tajikistan for his entire life. A farmer, Hamza started to grow...

When their daughter was three, Nurzhan Tursunakunova and her husband started looking for a kindergarten but had difficulty finding affordable kindergartens with openings.

A woman wearing a pink sari smiles.

Drawing on over 50 years of experience in international development, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is proud to launch The Learning Hub, a free...

An Instagram screenshot shows a video frame of a woman putting a mask on over her nose and mouth. The Instagram caption is #AKAH#covid19#besafe 🌿

Bakhtibekova Mehrangez was scrolling through Instagram last year when she saw a post from Tajik pop singer Madina that got her attention. Instead of...

Virtual Voyage clouds

In the fall of 2020, AKF USA launched the first-ever Virtual Voyage: Around the World with AKF. This digital journey allowed AKF donors to...

Kanat and Gulmira, farmers in the Kyrgyz Republic and their children

Kanat and Gulmira Adybaev live near Osh, Kyrgyz Republic, with their two children. Like many people living in their village of Jylkeldi, they make...

Uasin Gishu Youth Bunge members receive masks from Rivatex

2020 was a busy year for Uasin Gishu County Youth Bunge Forum (UGCYB), a community-based organization in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County.

An elderly man wearing sunglasses sits on a rooftop in front of mountains

In July of 2020, 103-year-old Aziz Abdul Alim tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to the recently established COVID-19 Emergency Response Center in...

A man wearing a face mask looks down at a poster about COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a serious global health crisis, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)...

The front of a hospital building with an SUV in front and mountains in the background. "Aga Khan Medical Centre" is on the top of the hospital.

As the COVID-19 pandemic developed, medical centers around the world faced a shortage of medical equipment and supplies needed to care for patients. These...

Driving along the Kericho-Sotik highway by the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, the breath-taking landscape is full of hilly terrain, farmlands, and seemingly endless...

As trucks carrying food packages reached Tajikistan’s Bartang Valley in late 2020, the residents of Basid village made their way to the food distribution...

AKF USA supporter Farzana holds up her medal while wearing a racing bib

This spring, Farzana Kabani ran the Woodlands Marathon in Texas to raise money for AKF USA. Farzana set a goal of raising $10,000, and...

Nestled in the Pamir Mountains, Murghab district is on the eastern side of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan. Murghab is one of the...

Two women walk up the stairs to the Yuva Junction job training center

Youth unemployment—particularly among rural youth—is a hot political issue in India, where more than 56 percent of secondary school students in India lack basic...

Girl smiles as she sits on a scooter

For over 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation has invested in communities across Africa and Asia to break the cycle of poverty and create...

AKDN agencies are all working together to help to continue our programmes to improve quality of life during these difficult times. Above: researchers working at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan.

In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe affecting every aspect of our lives. In these unprecedented times, the Aga...

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...

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...

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...

Our 2015 Annual Report, “My Story, Our Future,” features four stories from communities where we work that show the connection between individuals and our...

2013 Aga Khan Foundation Annual Report Cover

The 2013 Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. annual report tells five stories of communities overcoming great challenges, in a series we call “Rooted Resilience: From...