Welcome to AID LA OC Chapter

Association for India’ Development (AID) is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable development and social justice. AID works directly and through partner organizations in creative efforts in interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy, education, health, livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women’s empowerment and social justice. In addition to work in local areas, AID believes that systemic change is necessary to take the country on a different path of pro-people development. Therefore, AID pro-actively participates in many struggles against displacement, corruption, human rights violations and injustice, and advocacy campaigns for pro-poor policies.

AID has adopted a 3-pronged approach of sangharsh, nirman, seva in our work, with all three aspects playing a critical role.

Sangharsh: Countering injustice and advocating for systemic change.
Nirman: Building people-centered sustainable development efforts.
Seva: Personal dedication and transformation.

A.I.D at a Glance:
Founded: 1991 | Number of Volunteers: ~1000
Chapters in the US: 36 | AID-India Chapters: 6
Projects Supported so far: 365 | Ongoing Projects: ~100
Indian States with AID projects : 18 | Projects Visited by AID volunteers: All

Donations to AID are tax-deductible in the USA where it is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity with federal Tax-ID 04-3652609.



AID LA-OC supports 4 active projects and visited two project sites in India.


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Courage | Commitment | Change

Compassion wherever there is suffering
Conviction that the compassion is strong enough to eliminate suffering
Courage to make this conviction a reality
This is AID...