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October 29, 2013 > A step to end global poverty

A step to end global poverty

Submitted By Aga Khan Foundation USA

Around 1,000 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual San Francisco Partnership Walk at Lake Elizabeth Park on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The San Francisco Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and poor health in Africa and Asia. One hundred percent of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

An inspiring feature of Partnership Walk is the Village in Action, where participants enjoyed interactive exhibits spotlighting the foundationÕs practical solutions for alleviating poverty from Afghanistan to Zanzibar. Partnership Walk events are being held in 10 major U.S. cities this year; the last walk in Houston on Nov. 2.

Since 1995, Partnerships in Action has raised $54 million for poverty alleviation projects supported by AKF USA. Participants help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia to create long-term, self-help solutions to lift themselves out of poverty. These contributions make a tremendous impact by creating opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to go to school, for farmers in Mali to feed their families, and mothers in India to lead healthy lives.

AKF USA, established in 1981, is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international development organization committed to alleviating poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and poor health. AKF USA works to address the root causes of poverty by supporting and sharing innovative solutions in the areas of health, education, rural development, civil society, and the environment.

For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.partnershipsinaction.org.

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