Welcome to AIFO

We are a non-profit organization on a mission to eradicate leprosy In India and support persons with disability. AIFO India works both directly and in partnership with value-aligned partners across 14 states in India.

News & Events

  • COVID 19 Update 1,000+ FAMILIES IN NEED HAVE BEEN REACHED  WITH SURVIVAL KITS SO FAR... Thank you to supporters !​​​ Vist our FB page for more information



  • Legendary singer of Indian Pop, Jazz and Filmi songs  USHA UTHUP lends a call
    JOIN US IN REBUILDING COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY LEPROSY


  • A HEARTFELT POST SHARED "Thank you Dr. Jose Manikkathan, the Director of AIFO India who sponsored the Ration kits and cotton masks for the more than 100 migrants from Kuppam living in Uttrahalli"



  • REACHING INDIVIDUALS IN REMOTE PARTS OF NORTH EAST Support our Champion fundraisers Dr Mani, Anuj & Kavya reaching out to provide LEPROSY CARE using the Philanthropy Platform of TCS WORLD10K



Our Programs

  • LEPROSY  CARE

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    60,000+ people affected by leprosy have been treated and cured by AIFO India. In this effort, we work both with the National Leprosy Eradication Programme or NLEP (at central, state and district levels) and our partners



  • DISABILITY INCLUSION

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       Over 1,50,000 persons with disabilities have been impacted positively through AIFO’s integrated community development programmes. ​​​​​​​ Our community-based inclusive development approach has four key focus areas

  • LIVELIHOOD

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     Persons suffering from leprosy, people with disabilities and women are often excluded from the mainstream economy. We try to improve the lives of these marginalised sections through a two pronged approach



  • EDUCATION OF CHILDREN

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    We know that children can be key influencers in driving long-term sustainable change in the communities in which they live. Too often though, children from families with persons suffering from leprosy or contending with disabilities

Rebuiliding Communities

 URGENT APPEAL TO SUPPORT  FAMILIES  HIT BY COVID-19  

Basic needs of Shelter and Food are at stake for families having no BPL card, living in slums, villages, rural and semi Urban areas. A vast majority of people are migrant workers, daily labourers without access to any support - far away from their homes.
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​​​​​​​ AIFO India has been on the ground reaching over 600 families at Kalburgi, Ananthapur, Raichur, Malavalli, Rural Raichur districts and also reached 498 families in Bitakhal tea garden,  Karimganj district  of  Assam state. 
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 AIFO sincerely extends thanks to all those already involved and supporting in this regard. 
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​​​​​​​We appeal to the public, volunteers, CSR leaders, corporate sector, interested individuals, networks  and collaborations to join hands with us in this critical situation. 

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Friends & Partners Speak

Stories from the ground

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    Daring to change

    Leprosy is among the most debilitating diseases known to mankind. Once diagnosed with leprosy,
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    I believe anything is possible! 

    Born with a crippled leg, I taught myself how to ride a bicycle and even mastered riding a bike. This was not an easy task but one which took years to achieve...
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    For children, By children 

    When children from a convent in Meghalaya rallied in support of children from leprosy backgrounds I saw yet another example of children making a real difference...
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    A run for inclusion 

    On December 15, 2019 the streets of Kolkata were filled with people of all might. ‘Elite’ international marathoners, the best of Indian runners, police teams, sex workers, people with disabilities, all participated at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K.
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