June 8, 2016 – Around the world, almost 1.5 billion people live in poverty. At AKFC, we help people unlock their own potential to break the cycle of poverty. We recognize that poverty is complex, so we tackle it on many fronts. And we have strength in numbers: Together with our partners in the broader Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), we address the social, economic, and cultural dimensions of development. Rooted in the developing world, the AKDN’s unique structure brings together a diverse range of expertise committed to improving the quality of life. By combining the efforts of the AKDN’s multiple agencies – from commercial enterprises to social services to cultural and environmental agencies – we equip communities with the tools and knowledge they need to drive change that makes a lasting impact.
But what does all that really mean? Watch this video to discover how the AKDN is working to improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people across the globe.
These numbers show we can make progress in some of the poorest and most fragile regions in Asia and Africa when we invest across multiple sectors at the same time. By creating schools and hospitals, newspapers and electricity generation plants, and by delivering social programmes of all kinds, we equip communities with the tools and knowledge they need to drive change that makes a lasting impact. That’s something Canada and Canadians can take pride in, because we’ve played an integral role in many of the remarkable achievements featured in this video.
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