American Service to India (ASTI)

Helping India

(ASTI) is a unique aid organization in that EVERY PENNY of your donation will reach its designated recipient(s) in India.
Our areas of focus include:
Orphanages :

We have found that the children in orphanages usually have the following in common: they are intelligent, hard working and serious minded. Given help and the opportunity, many will excel in higher education. Funded institutions include:

Arunachalam Trust in Tiruvannamalai, Ramakrishna Mission Students' Homes in Belgharia, Rahara and Chennai, and Deenabandhu Trust in Bangalore.

Medical :

ASTI's Mobile Medical Unit Program (MMUP) helps ensure ongoing medical services to rural areas. ASTI has established MMUPs throughout India in Silchar, Rajahmundry, Trivandrapuram, Puri, Nattarampalli, Karimganj, Porbander, Lucknow and Kankhal.

Education :

ASTI donors provide funds for all academic levels, concentrated in the following four categories:

Programs for tribal villagers
Training in hygiene and family planning in remote areas
Vocational training for women in urban areas
Scholarships for economically disadvantaged children

Rural Support :

This includes a wide range of projects, such as rebuilding schools and providing deep wells for pure drinking water. Farmers are taught improved agricultural techniques. Smokeless stoves and low-cost latrines help villagers lead a healthier life.

In education and medical aid the focus is in these areas:

Scholastic fundamentals and prep for advanced studies
Education in healthcare for villagers
Vocational and skill training for men and women
Vocational and skill training for the mentally and physically challenged
Thirty endowments for nurses' training for young women at five teaching hospitals
Hospitals and dispensaries in India and Bangladesh receive financial support
Mobile Medical Units at eight hospitals and/or dispensaries are guaranteed continued maintenance and/or eventual replacement when ASTI contributed monies for a permanent fund with the understanding that the interest only be used for the above. Our model projects, which have received international and national awards, assist populations in creating sustainable economies in villages and remote mountain areas.
Two-thirds of ASTI's support comes from generous Indian-American benefactors in the United States. The remaining one-third comes from other Americans sympathetic to India's problems.

To learn about other aid activities with which we are involved, such as disaster and other relief programs, please explore the rest of our website.

Special Thanks to for samples for our youth project.