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Causes: AIDS, Health

Mission: - Connect patients with treatment - Provide nutritional support to severely malnourished HIV/AIDS victims, which improves the efficacy of treatment - Work with governments and NGOs to incorporate nutritional counseling into their AIDS relief programs - Teach patients how to maintain a healthy diet within their means

Target demographics: HIV-positive children in Mumbai, India

Geographic areas served: Mumbai, India

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was extremely excited and honored to be able to help out with such a great cause. The people involved in the AIDS Relief International show an illimitable amount of dedication to the program. They work hard to bring awareness of the cause to the community and do an excellent job raising money for the children in Mumbai.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am impressed with the students that founded AIDS Relief International for taking on such a great and important task. Not only do they show dedication to the children of Mumbai but they also do a wonderful job of informing the public about their cause.

5

Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARI has done some fabulous things. All the members take so much initiative, and I think it's great that they have some people overseas for the summer!

8

Donor

Rating: 5

This non-profit, founded by dynamic and passionate Brown students, is a well thought out way to make sure children with HIV are well nourished and healthy. I am proud to contribute and highly recommend AIDS Relief International as a GREAT non-profit.

8

Donor

Rating: 4

I was first approached by one of the founders in the summer of 2008 about the potential of this project. Using nutritional supplements to boost the efficacy of the AIDS medicine is a very enticing idea. I must admit, I was taken by the passion and tenacity of these Brown students. I wish I had more contact with the students. Receiving more regular updates (via blog, email, or letter) would make me feel more connected to the excellent work they are doing and encourage me to donate in the future.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The founders of AIDS Relief International seemed very dedicated to providing the nutrition to the HIV infected children in Mumbai. I was very impressed that they were doing so much despite being full time students. The project seems interesting and effective.

7

Board Member

Rating: 5

AIDS Relief International's work so far is a great program because it is designed to target a specific and very important need of AIDS patients--proper nutrition. This is an area often overlooked by traditional AIDS organizations, and also by the Indian government. We are working to address this need, and hope to carry success over to other patients across the globe

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AIDS Relief International is dedicated to supporting the millions of patients around the world who struggle with HIV/AIDS. They have identified several aspects of international relief efforts which require additional focus, and areas where they can contribute in a unique, specialized way. Specifically, they are providing nutritional supplementation and medication delivery services to help fulfill the basic requirements for adequate therapy. They have excellent contacts in Mumbai, India, and have demonstrated both an ability and a desire to make a significant impact on the impoverished HIV/AIDS population. The cumulative accomplishments of members within the group are beyond impressive, and I predict that their current endeavor will equal or surpass their past achievements.

8

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have worked with AIDS Relief International since founding it last year and I have seen the organization grow tremendously during this time. We have gained the support of the Rhode Island community and of several professors and students at Brown University, recruited many additional members, fundraised strongly, and spread the word about our work through newspaper articles and events. We are incredibly passionate about helping patients who are suffering from HIV/AIDS, which keeps us motivated to pursue better methods. Currently, we are providing nutrition to children in a hospital in Mumbai who are having trouble processing their antiretroviral medications because they have been declared severely malnourished by a doctor. I am proud that we have worked to understand the countries in which we are creating our programs as to make changes that will be sustainable and accepted by the communities.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have partnered with AIDS Relief International in several projects on Brown University's campus through my membership in Brown's Key Club Chapter. The volunteers I've worked with are dedicated; they brainstorm and execute significant projects that raise funds and awareness for one of our world's most dire threats.