The First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB-A) opens branch for women only, first in country

Kabul, Afghanistan, 26 July 2017 – The First MicroFinance Bank, Afghanistan (FMFB-A), a leading commercial and microfinance bank, announced the opening of the country’s first women-only branch in Kabul today. This initiative will allow Afghan women to manage their finances in a safe and facilitating environment thus overcoming social and cultural hurdles to their economic…

SEEP Network Highlights New Models for Housing Financing / Watch video discussion

The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), and two of its affiliates – First MicroFinance Bank of Afghanistan (FMFB-A) and First MicroFinance Bank of Tajikistan (FMFB-T) – presented their experience in housing loans at a SEEP Network learning session on Inclusive Financing for Housing: Exploring Viable Business Models, held in Washington, DC June 2-4, 2014….

Approximately 18,000 Loans Granted to Rural Women Development Projects – SANA News on Aga Khan Network and other agencies initiatives in Syria

Nov 10, 2012 DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The rural woman projects carried out by the Agriculture Ministry in cooperation with several bodies contribute to empowering women economically through establishing small productive projects that ensure income for women and their families and help them improve their living conditions. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Arab…

YouTube Video: Karim Aga Khan IV. und sein Lebenswerk-3.flv

  ***** Karim Aga KhanChef spirituel de la communauté ismaélienne, une branche de l’islam chiite, le prince Karim Aga Khan est aussi à la tête de l’Aga Khan Development Network, le plus grand réseau privé de développement du monde. La presse people voit surtout en lui l’héritier de sa dynastie et le propriétaire d’une prestigieuse…

Mawlana Hazar Imam attends presidential inauguration in Kyrgyzstan – The Ismaili News

Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates President Almazbek Atambaev on his official inauguration as President of the Kyrgyz Republic. Photo: Artur Boldjrov Bishkek, 1 December 2011 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bishkek today for the inauguration of the new President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev. During the visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with President Atambaev, as well as former President Roza Otunbaeva, to…

Aga Khan Attends Inauguration of Kyrgyz President – AKDN News and photos

Click on thumbnails to enlarge photographs or view slide show. Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 1 December 2011 His Highness the Aga Khan congratulates President Almazbek Atambaev on his official inauguration as President of the Kyrgyz Republic. – Photo: AKDN / Artur Boldjurov      His Highness the Aga Khan and former President Roza Otunbaeva walk to the Official…

Radio Bremen de news and photo gallery on Aga Khan’s documentary: To be telecast at Arte TV on 11th December 2011 at 4:30 pm

Fernsehen › Produktionen 11. Dezember 2011, 16:30 Uhr | Arte Dokumentation Karim Aga Khan IV. und sein Lebenswerk Karim Aga Khan IV., Imam der Glaubensgemeinschaft der Ismailis und Betreiber des größten privaten Entwicklungshilfenetzwerkes der Welt.   (Click to view more photos): Bildergalerie [PDF] Bildergalerie Der Aga Khan, das Oberhaupt der muslimisch-schiitischen Religionsgemeinschaft der Ismailis, ist in Afrika,…

The Arts of Darb al-Ahmar, Cairo – AKDN Press Centre

  Click on the image to download the catalogue (PDF, 7MB) “The Arts of Darb al Ahmar”, a catalogue showcasing the unique arts of Egyptian craftspeople who work in the district of Darb al-Ahmar, at the heart of Historic Cairo, is now available. The designers and producers featured in the catalogue received support from the…

Microfinance Client Wins Micro-Entrepreneurship Award – AKDN Press Release

  Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, presenting Mr. Purdum Wali with the Best National Micro-Entrepreneur Award, Male at the recent Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2010 ceremony held in Islamabad. Photo: AKDN Islamabad, Pakistan, 22 February 2011 – A client of the First MicroFinanceBank (an institution of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance)…

NZZ, newspaper’s German language article on Cairo, the slums, new developments, future visions, AKDN roll in Al-azhar park and the Al-Darb Al-Ahmar project etc…

Die Wüste lebt Kairos Stadtplaner suchen nach Auswegen aus Armut und Überbevölkerung Futuristische Metropole – nach den Vorstellungen des Kairoer Architekturbüros Cube soll im Jahr 2050 eine Prachtsallee zu den Pyramiden führen. (Bild: PD)   Enge, Lärm und Verkehr prägen Ägyptens Hauptstadt seit Jahrzehnten. Die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung lebt mittlerweile in spontan errichteten Siedlungen am Stadtrand….