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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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 Abdullahodzhaev, a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Dushanbe, strove to create innovative projects, and contribute to the development of the country’s...

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...

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...

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...