OUR VISION AND PURPOSE

Australian Friends of Asha is the Australian branch of Asha India; a charitable organisation created by Dr Kiran Martin in 1988. Asha works with people in India residing in slums; and benefits more than 500,000 people from over 60 slum colonies of Delhi.

Donations over $2 to the AFOA Overseas Development Gift and Relief Fund are tax deductible.

Australian Friends of Asha has an aim to provide support to Asha and promulgate their work throughout Australia. Read the governor’s speech.Asha’s Mission – To work with the urban poor to bring about long-term and sustainable transformation to their quality of life. Through a practical expression of the Christian values of faith, hope and love, we aim to provide holistic community-based healthcare, empowerment, financial inclusion, education and environmental improvements by training, resourcing and encouraging slum communities to receive and enjoy their basic human rights. Asha also aims to influence the lives of its international audience by sharing local practice, experience and vision and facilitating partnerships where awareness and association between different cultures can impact and change individuals globally.

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