American Friends of HelpAge India, was established on Jan.13, 2019, with the aim to provide India’s disadvantaged elders a life free from poverty and suffering, so they can live healthy,active and dignified lives, a basic human right.
Headquartered in Delaware, United States, it serves as an American friend of HelpAge India,the nodal non-profit in India serving the disadvantaged elderly, by raising funds and awareness in the United States, to support HelpAge programs and on-ground initiatives for needy elders.
As per the State of World Population 2019 report by UNFPA, the share of India’s older population, those 60 years or above, is projected to increase to nearly 20 per cent in 2050 As per the Global Agewatch Index of HelpAge International by 2050, older people will make up more than one-fifth of the global population.
While India with a population of 106 million elders is the second largest country with an ageing population, it also sadly ranks 73 in the Global Index for elder care. Through AFHI we hope to raise funds for eldercare and provide much needed aid and service to our needy
elders living deep in the interiors of India’s, villages, small towns and across cities.
To provide aid & assistance for the care of disadvantaged older persons in India to improve their quality of life and enable them to live with dignity.
Awareness health camps
Abandoned elderly rescued
Linked to government schemes.