The Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization working on urban poverty reduction through economic & social empowerment and health & education promotion. AHKRC was founded in 2010 (under Societies Act 1860 and accredited by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy) to honor the memory and vision of the great social scientist and development practitioner, Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan (1914-1999).

The organization follows the participatory, bottom-up development approach of Dr. Khan of empowering individuals and communities, particularly women, through self-help, collective organization, and access to savings.

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Mission Statement

To empower women and their families by enabling access to information, skills, resources, and opportunities for improving their lives.

Vision Statement

Poor urban households in Pakistan are transformed into healthy, prosperous, and thriving communities.

Our Areas of Expertise

Urban Development & Economic Empowerment

Maximizing the potential of low-income urban settlements to become partners in urban prosperity by connecting men and women with employment opportunities & providing entrepreneurial mentorship.

Women Empowerment

Cultivating opportunities for sustainable income-generation activities for women by connecting them to skill-building, information and resources & reducing socio-structural barriers that limit women’s mobility and ability to work.

Health &

Creating an enabling environment for households to make better and informed health, family planning, nutrition, and immunization decisions.

Education & Digital Literacy

Providing resources, mentorship, and a safe learning space for adolescents and young people to enable English and digital literacy and informational access.

Success Stories

Saima, a mother of four who working as an Aapi for AHKRC, conducting counseling sessions on health and family planning and selling of family planning products.

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Kiran, a young woman with basic stitching skills, would not let the stigma of divorce determine her future success.

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Reshma Bibi, joined AHKRC in 2016, as an Aapi in health programme. She wanted to make a difference in the community for young girls and women.

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