Association for India's Development (AID) - Dallas Chapter
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About Us

AID works in India and we focus on the poor and oppressed in villages and cities of India. It was started by a few Indian graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park. It started basically as a reaction against people's tendency to "just talk about helping India" but do nothing about it.

The AID mission leads to two connected but distinct directions :

1. All our village work should aim at inspiring confidence and developing capabilities in people.

2. All our volunteers should see how best they can help. We should be able to tap every half-hour that anyone anywhere wants to spend on these issues.


Mission Statement

Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth. Targeting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives. Inspiring in each other trust, confidence and support for one another...

From its humble beginnings in a student's apartment, AID has now grown into a big organization with chapters all over the US, UK and India. We now support organizations in almost all states of India that work on issues focusing on improving health, introducing primary education programs, women's upliftment and development, savings and income programs, and rural development.

Recently, these ideas have been given a substantial push forward with several of our volunteers returning to India and working with different NGOs and forming chapters and drawing more volunteers in India itself for this work.

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