#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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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...

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...

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

The new 2014 Annual Report of the Aga Khan Foundation in the United States focuses on the theme “In Pursuit of Good Governance Together.”...

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...