A wrench, a tire pump, a jug of motor oil. In northern Uganda, these are tools for women’s empowerment. In
The challenge: The issue of economic exclusion is a stark one: The number of unemployed youth globally is estimated at 71 million, with many regions recording a youth unemployment rate twice as high as adults. Many more young adults are underemployed, falling into the category of “working poor.” Over 40 percent of women remain outside of the formal financial system. These exclusions result in hardship at the household level, and slower growth of the global economy.
Our solution: We work on multiple fronts to create opportunities for all to build a more prosperous future. Our programs address a wide spectrum of needs, from community-based savings groups to financial services, and support to women and youth entrepreneurs. We invest in innovative, market-focused initiatives that build the knowledge, skills, and institutional capacities to promote sustainable economic growth in remote or marginalized communities.
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For many women in Pakistan, their participation in the labour force is limited. But thanks to women like Sifat, this is slowly changing.
AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for young leaders in Canada to bring a global dimension to
Plastic pollution is a pressing global issue, impacting habitats and biodiversity, reducing our planet’s ability to adapt to climate change,
Duration: 2023-2024 Location: Afghanistan (Bamyan and Daikundi provinces) Reach: 731 women farmers (5,117 people indirectly reached through increased access to
Meet Mildred, a woman entrepreneur championing climate action in her community.
Since 1989, over 500 young Canadians have participated in AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship, a program that has launched diverse careers
Uganda has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing populations in the world – Uganda has a 3.7% population
Access to financial services like loans can be challenging in remote and rural communities, like Safia and Hameeda’s village in Pakistan.