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


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Welcome to the Aruna Partnership - formerly Friends of India.

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 20 years to support self-help projects. We partner with local organizations in the 860-village district to provide:

  • quality education for village children
  • support for small business
  • 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. - formally 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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