When I told my coworkers, family, and friends that I was going to live in rural India for ten months, the reaction quickly became predictable: raised eyebrows, pursed lips, and
My alarm went off on that Wednesday night at 10:15 pm, and although I wasn’t asleep, I just needed to make sure I logged in on time for this Skype
Yes, I know, the first thing that might come to your mind after reading the title – Banker to the Poor is Dr. Yunus. Banker to the Poor is the autobiography
AIF’s Tribute to the Sahiyas of Jharkhand
By Lavina Melwani
Before attending the 2017 American India Foundation (AIF) New York Gala, I had never heard the word ‘Sahiya’ which
A supporter of American India Foundation in Chicago, Ritu Jain shares her reflections organizing a 5k run to raise awareness and funds for AIF.
By Ritu Jain
I’m a wife,
I was asked to contribute to an evaluation assessing the impacts of a recent livelihoods project done in partnership with one of India’s larger banks. We distributed farm animals that
I had the privilege to speak on behalf of my fellow education fellows about my experiences thus far during the AIF Leadership Conference where we had the opportunity to
As I lay on my mat, engaged in the meditation of my yoga class, I could hear the sounds of an active community; the singing of a talented student, younger
It has been a long time since I have posted to this blog. Writing has been on my to-do list but keeps getting buried amongst other tasks. The past few
In this series I have detailed the rapid growth of unaided rural private schools catering to the needs of marginalized agricultural and tea communities in the Darjeeling Hills. My impression
Living in tropical Goa can be the best and worst of both worlds. On the one hand there are beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, and lush green rice fields.
Since my last post, I’ve become much more settled into my new home in the Rishi Valley, and I have also enjoyed reading about all of the other fellows’ experiences.
As a medical student, I’ve spent four years studying the human body, learning fact upon fact about pathophysiology and the treatment of disease, and gaining the knowledge needed eventually serve
Since taking the plunge several years ago and deciding to once and for all go down a new career path, my work has taken me from the high rises of