From the Field Blog

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  • It was a surprise when Asylkan and Saparbek Amanov, from the village of Janbulak, in the remote mountains of northern Kyrgyz Republic, became the faces of International Mountain Day (IMD) 2014. A photo of their family has been used on all promotional materials issued by the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), including the poster.

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  • Youth Ambassador and Beyond

    December 5, 2014

    Sanya Khan is a recent graduate of Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas, and has been a volunteer Youth Ambassador with the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., which works to end poverty in Africa and Asia. Her previous blog post described a community service project with elementary school students in a low-income neighborhood. See parts one and two of this story.

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  • We wrap up our Giving Tuesday series, How I See Change, with the story shared by Simplice Amani, an operations manager with Première Agence de Microfinance (a microfinance bank) in Ivory Coast. Simplice sees change in the happiness of microfinance clients. Read on to see how your support helps people like Simplice work with communities to improve their quality of life. Do you have a story to tell? Share with us how you see change by submitting a #HowISeeChange selfie!

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  • We continue our Giving Tuesday series, How I See Change, with the story shared by Maryum Omari, a regional coordinator from the Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan. Maryum sees change through helping women overcome challenges and find opportunity. See how your support helps people like Asel work with communities to improve their quality of life. Do you have a story to tell? Share with us how you see change by submitting a #HowISeeChange selfie!

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  • Seeing Change in Fitness

    November 18, 2014

    We continue our Giving Tuesday series, How I See Change, with the story shared by Asel Baidyldaeva, a social entrepreneur from the Kyrgyz Republic. See how your support helps people like Asel work with communities to improve their quality of life. Do you have a story to tell? Share with us how you see change by submitting a #HowISeeChange selfie!

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