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Care for Abandoned Elderly Widows
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“Aruna” is the root of the Sanskrit word for compassion and part of the name Arunachala — a Mountain in South India considered sacred since ancient times.

For more than 30 years, we have worked as volunteers to honor the cultural heritage of this area by funding projects that uplift women, children and impoverished families.

Areas of Focus

Aruna Partnership is run entirely by volunteers who pay all of their own costs. Our small organizational overhead is covered by sales of Aruna Designs handcrafts. This means 100% of your donations go directly to India to the people and programs you support.

Contributions to these three areas open doors for those in need and strengthen the entire community.

Heartfelt thanks for your support!

Since the pandemic began, Aruna Partnership’s donor base increased by 175%, demonstrating that donors trust us to be effective in times of crisis. Your generosity has helped our partners in India save lives and feed the hungry.

Masks Distributed
Meals Served
Bags of Staples Delivered

Success Stories

The success of each individual inspires an entire community and brings hope to many.  Here are a few of the lives transformed through the generosity of our donors:  from poverty to prosperity, from lives full of obstacles to lives full of confidence and joy.

Latest News

Pandemic Response:

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Your generosity during the worst of the pandemic helped our partners serve the people of Tiruvannamalai with extraordinary dedication, easing suffering throughout the district. Thank you!

Environmental Stewardship:

This program has expanded to include organic farming, solid waste management, renewable energy, reforestation, and environmental education. In June 2022, Shanthimalai received Tamil Nadu’s Green Champion Award for their inspirational work.

School Sponsorship Program:

After many delays, the schools reopened in November 2021 for grades 1-12, and then for kindergarten in February 2022. Students and teachers are elated to be back in fun-filled classes with new activity-based learning.

Launch of Hybrid Learning Pilot Project

Our partner Shanthimalai saw in the daunting challenges of the pandemic an opportunity for innovation and change. Hybrid Learning workshops for teachers are leading to a more holistic approach that impacts how classes are taught at the schools, even as the pandemic wanes. 
Hybrid Learning Project.

Funds Donated
$32,890 65.78%

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