#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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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...

A small child with a backpack is pictured walking in front of buildings and mountains in the background

In the center of Murghab district in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), children under five years old did not have many learning options. The local...

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...

In 2017, newly married and looking forward to graduating from her bachelor’s degree in management, Anisa began noticing problems with her eyesight. As she...

Jawhar Baik, a community health worker, stands and points to a poster with three men sitting in the information session

In March 2020, as the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, misinformation about the virus spread in many communities around the world.

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...