Dear friends,

Namaste, and a very warm welcome to India!

Since 1978, the Aga Khan Foundation has partnered with rural and urban communities across India to improve the quality of life. Empowering communities and building their capacity to lead development interventions is fundamental to our approach across sectors and geographies.

This year, we’ve been able to pivot to respond to immediate needs created by the pandemic, including installing hand washing stations in public spaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19, helping farmers who have been hard hit by travel restrictions get their crops to market and receive payments through local banks, supporting women’s groups to stitch face masks to safeguard their communities and earn an income, and using digital platforms to support parents on early childhood development approaches.

Although the pandemic has revealed numerous challenges, we’re seeing how our long-term investments in increasing access to clean water and sanitation, and establishing vibrant institutions, have enabled communities to weather this crisis.

We are extremely grateful for your immense support. This has helped us continue our key programs and address immediate and emerging community needs.

My team and I thank you for all your support.

Ms. Tinni Sawhney, CEO of AKF India

Tinni Sawhney

Chief Executive Officer

Aga Khan Foundation India

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Our Impact in India

The Aga Khan Foundation partners with communities in six states across India to improve the quality of life through a range of interventions. These interventions include agriculture and livelihood enhancement, nutrition improvements and economic inclusion, early childhood development, education, and facilitating access to clean drinking water and sanitation, resulting in improved health outcomes.

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