Shelter | Education | Livelihood
Two decades ago, Aarti for Girls began as a shelter known as Aarti Home for abandoned children. With over 1,000 children passing through its doors, Aarti Home has become a haven for children who have suffered abuse, trafficking, and abandonment. Through our efforts, we quickly learned that 90% of India’s abandoned children are girls.
As our home grew, we soon realized that behind every abandoned girl was a mother who was unable to protect her child. Over time, our mission has broadened to address the underlying gender discrimination and violence affecting both women and girls.
At its core, Aarti fosters and supports abandoned girls in Kadapa by providing them with a home and opportunity. Simultaneously, we work to educate and empower women in the larger community through training and advocacy programs. We aim to help women achieve economic and emotional independence, gain confidence, and understand their personal rights.
LEARN MORE ABOUT AARTI IN BBC'S DOCUMENTARY: INDIA'S MISSING GIRLS
Impact at a Glance
1000+ children have been in Aarti's care
550 students currently enrolled at Aarti School
30,000+ women trained through livelihood programs
117 mandals where Aarti advocates for girls and women
Giving for Girls Month 2018 Update
Thank you to everyone who donated to our first annual fundraiser. With your support, we were able to raise over $17,000 (nearly 1.2 million rupees), which funds 85 scholarships for the academic year.
If you're still interested in contributing or providing recurring support, please visit our Take Action: Donate page.
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