2019 Newsletter


All activities of Aruna Partnership are inspired by the vision of Dr. Hugo Maier and his wife Anne Maier, founders of Shanthimalai Trust. We are unendingly grateful to the Maiers (affectionately called Appa and Amma), to the beloved people of India, and to you our donors for the privilege of participating in this work.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@arunapartnership.org.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Aruna Partnership works with Shanthimalai Trust, the Mangalam Welfare Society and Premalaya Handicraft Trust (formerly Shanthimalai Handicrafts Development Society) to help villagers help themselves. 100% of every dollar you give goes directly to India to the projects you support. See program news.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look - Teachers Who Make a Difference

Caring teachers like Mr. Rajkumar and Mr. Arulnehru work hard to find meaningful ways to connect with their students, many of whom come from very poor backgrounds. By building confidence, these teachers hope to make a lasting difference in their students' lives. Read more.

Spotlight on Sponsors

Spotlight on Sponsors

Personally and professionally, Karen and Peter Capuciati want to find ways to make the world a better place. After sponsoring Sowmiya for many years, the Capuciatis have recently decided to sponsor three more students. Read why.

Pat wearing apron

Focus on Design

Pat Towler of Common Crow Natural Market in Gloucester, MA observes that customers want to express their values through the choices they make. Aruna Designs handcrafts are appealing not only because of their high quality but because of the story behind them. Read more.

2020 Calendars

2020 Calendar Cover

The 2020 Calendar is an expression of the loving collaboration between the Om Shanti Project, the Mangalam Welfare Society, and Premalaya Handicrafts. Share each month of the year with one of the vibrant women who make up this community - through beautiful and inspiring photographs, stories, and quotes.

Your $10 donation/calendar helps support the widows of Om Shanthi.

To order contact: handcrafts@arunapartnership.org.

Online Donations

It's easy to donate online to the program of your choice. Donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law in the United States. Donate now!