India has more than 100 million people affected by distress seasonal migration. Most of these migrants work in the informal sector, without access to any social security. As per the World Bank, lives of more than 40 million of these migrants have been devastated by COVID-19 induced socio-economic distress.
Despite access restrictions, AIF’s teams have worked around the clock to provide immediate help to 425,000 people across 17 states of India. Whilst the relief work continues, AIF’s Rebuilding Lives initiative is a comprehensive, multi-dimensional approach to creating a more resilient future for vulnerable women, children and youth.
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one of the largest and most successful Asian philanthropies
— Madhur Jaffrey, Author and Actress
Every time I attend an AIF event, I am amazed at the dedication of its supporters. No other India-focused NGO in the US has such dedicated and involved supporters. The AIF family is fully committed to eradicating economic and social inequality in India.
— Nirupama Rao, Retired India Foreign Secretary and Indian Ambassador to the United States, China and Sri Lanka
The American India Foundation’s work in connecting the two largest democracies on a philanthropic platform is truly commendable. AIF has built effective interventions that are replicable, scalable and sharply focused on financial transparency and professionalism with sincerity and dedication. The impressive spectrum of Indian Diaspora supporters AIF draws exemplifies its effectiveness in contributing to India’s socio-economic development.
— Noble Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen
AIF has become an effective vehicle for arranging philanthropy related to India in the US. The work has an enormous impact on the lives of the most marginalized people in India.
— Salil Shetty, Amnesty International
AIF’s sustained work has not only made a tangible difference to thousands of Indians who are yet to see the benefits of the country’s macro-economic success but is increasingly having scale impact by influencing government policy on meeting the needs and rights of the poor.
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