Aruna Partnership. Supporting self-help programs in South India.


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Thank you for your continued support of Aruna Partnership. Although news reports indicate that the latest pandemic surge may have peaked in India at the beginning of June, the crisis is ongoing, with many more unreported cases than official figures show.

As one of only 4 NGOs selected to serve on the regional Covid Task Force, our partner Shanthimalai Trust coordinates with the local government to provide direct help to Covid-affected families, daily-wage workers, and the poorest of the poor.

In addition to offering vaccination camps, Covid-awareness outreach, medical care, oxygen and other medical supplies, Shanthimalai delivers meals daily to those who are most severely affected by the pandemic lockdown.

Every day your gifts nourish those in need and bring hope.

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Support for small business
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Quality education for village children
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Care for those
in need
 

Aruna, a Sanskrit word, means "radiance" or "first light of dawn." It is the root of the word for "compassion", the heart of our organization.

Aruna is also part of the name Arunachala - a mountain in South India considered sacred since ancient times. Here we have worked as volunteers for more than 30 years to support self-help projects. We partner with local organizations in the district to provide:

  • quality education for village children
  • support for small business
  • job training and employment for widows and other destitute women
  • shelter and healthcare for those in need

Our projects are run entirely by volunteers who pay all of their own costs. This means 100 percent of your donations go to the programs you support. We deeply thank the many donors who so generously support our work. You are an essential part of everything we do. Learn more


The Aruna Partnership, Inc. - formerly Friends of India, Inc. - is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization incorporated in the USA and recognized with 501(c)3 status. Donations are fully tax-deductible in the United States.

 
 
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