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AKP supporting its communities during COVID
DESPITE the challenges brought about by COVID-19, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) has been able to pivot to deliver practical emergency relief on an international scale.
When COVID hit, AKP was already uniquely positioned to deliver the type of resources its worldwide community partners needed. These isolated communities are in places where A&K operates, and beyond, and AKP has worked with local officials in each to identify the top priorities (food, PPE, medical supplies, potable water).
Together with A&K staff and supporters, AKP has been able to reach 100,000+ community members since the pandemic hit: 12,200 more students in Kenya and Tanzania have access to clean water through AKP’s Safe Water for Schools Initiative. 60 jobs worldwide generated through enterprise development initiatives. Four containers of medical supplies and equipment sent to Cambodia, Uganda and Tanzania. 1,845 healthy babies born at AKP-supported medical facilities in Africa. Five schools constructed. 127 wells built in Cambodia and emergency relief provided to partner communities in seven countries. 1,876 bikes shipped to AKP’s bike programmes in Africa and food and hygiene packages delivered to 4,360 families in resource-limited communities worldwide.
A&K guests are invited to visit AKP’s worldwide projects when travel resumes.