What We Do: Habitat Planning and Improvement - AKDN

In Conversation with Onno Rühl

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AKDN | Habitat Planning and Improvement

When we studied the economic development of poor societies, we realised that when poor families manage to put money aside for the first time, they invest in their homes. Often it is a tin roof, running water or a sewerage system. In other words, human beings first look at everything that happens around them and their family. By working on people’s homes, we are working on basic needs and this then has an impact on several generations in the family. It is often an asset which increases in value if the property is well managed. So, housing has an impact on many areas in a family's life and that's why I wanted to monitor the development and try to support institutions that help to drive change.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Chantilly, March 2019

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Focused on Habitat Planning and Improvement

Afghanistan

India

Tajikistan

WHERE WE WORK

Habitat Planning and Improvement