Operational partners in India

Local NGOs, pre-existing or created with the help of Inter Aide then ATIA with the launch of programmes. 

Mumbai, LSS team
Mumbai, LSS team

ALERT-INDIAAssociation for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation and Treatment INDIA

Alert India is an Indian NGO created in 1978 well-known for its actions against leprosy. Alert India is appreciated by public authorities for the quality of its TB control. ATIA took over from Inter Aide in 2008, helping with family development, pre-school activities and TB control. Today, TB control is provided by ALERT alone in the slums of Mumbai and Thane districts (Maharashtra).

To find out more: https://alertindia.org/

Keshav Gore Smarak Trust (KGST)

Created in 1958, KGST works in health, youth, education, alphabetisation, professional training and family development. The collaboration with Inter Aide, started in 2004, was handed over to ATIA in 2008. KGST is now a well-known and integrated NGO in Mumbai, and it has decided to develop with ATIA its family and psychosocial development activities.

To find out more: http://www.keshavgoretrust.org/index_eng.html

Navnirman Samaj Vikas Kendras (NSVK)

NSVK is a small NGO created in 1996 originally by Inter Aide. ATIA and NSVK collaborate since 2008 in credit access, family development, TB control and education. In 2001, NVSK became a founding member of the Uplift India Association and  developed more intensively its family support, loan and training activities.  Since 2016 NSVK has been running its micro-credit activities independently. ATIA now works to reinforce technically NSVK in the areas of tuberculosis control and family support.

To find out more: https://navnirmanindia.in/

PATH - People's Association for Training and Health

Created in 1987, PATH works in 4 Mumbai slums on health and family development. The technical collaboration with ATIA started in 2008 regarding TB control and family development.

To find out more: http://pathmumbai.org/

LSS - Lok Seva Sangam

Created in 1976, LSS works for leprosy care, as well as tuberculosis and AIDS care in the slums of Jaipur and Mumbai. Supported by Inter Aide and then by ATIA, LSS has set up family support activities since 2014 and now also works with educational actions.

To find out more: https://loksevasangam.wordpress.com/

Local partners that are now autonomous

SAI - Social Action Implementation

This foundation was created in 2010, by a former manager (for 10 years) of Parvati/Vikas, an Indian association partner of Inter Aide in Pune since 1999. It aims at supporting socio-economic reintegration in the slums of Dombivili, in the north-eastern suburbs of Mumbai, through the granting of productive loans and according to a methodology oriented towards supporting and empowering families. ATIA, a partner of SAI since 2014 and sharing these objectives, has chosen to work with SAI among the many poor families in the slums of Dombivili to offer micro-finance and social services: economic training, family support, and mutual health insurance. Since 2018, SAI has become autonomous.

SMUS - Sarvajani Mahila Utkarsha Sanstha

Indian association working in the social and health fields in the municipality of Bhiwandi (East of the Mumbai agglomeration), supported by ATIA until the end of 2019 for family support actions and the fight against tuberculosis.


PREM SEVA in a religious organisation that was supported by ATIA up until 2015 in their works of setting up a mutual health fund working together with their micro-credit programs in Mumbai. It is now working independently.


ASHA was founded in 1988 during a cholera outbreak and has since then expanded its activities into other fields of action. ATIA collaborated with ASHA in family development projects up until 2016.

To find out more: https://asha-india.org/

SKS - Samajik Kranti Sanstha

SKS was supported by ATIA until 2015 and has henceforth continued its actions in family development independently.

Uplift India Association

Since 2005, six local partners (NVSK, Annapurna Pune, Parvati, Disha Kendra, Disha Bajaj et Swabhimaan) are members of the Uplift India Association (UIA) network. This partnership of Indian NGOs also includes other NGOs leading microfinance (Uplift Wealth) and micro insurance (Uplift Health) projects. The network is led by its members and aims to find Indian partnerships and funds. Increasingly and depending on its resources, UIA has capacity building activities similar to those led by Swabhimaan but on a larger scale and for a bigger number of Indian NGOs.

Deep Griha Society

The Deep Griha Society was created in 1975 in Pune and works mainly with women (Self Help Groups) and children in the slums of Market Yard, Tadiwala Road and Ramtekadi located in the centre of Pune. The programs it sets up have to do with education, health and capacity building. Deep Griha and ATIA started a new training and saving promotion program for women beneficiaries of the capacity building programs in June 2010 that has since become autonomous.

To find out more: https://deepgriha.org/


Parvati was born in 2003 out of the fusion of the microcredit programs led by Snehdeep and Vikas in Pune. It follows a pragmatic approach to improving living conditions of slums dwellers of Pune through financial and non-financial services: microcredit, family development and health mutual funds. Parvati receives funds through the revenues of its microcredit and micro insurance activities. It has also received loans from local banks and is becoming more and more financially independent. Parvati is a member of the Uplift India Association.

Annapurna Pariwar

Created in 1994, Annapurna initially offered credit services for groups of women to use for productive and social aims. Its partnership with Inter Aide started in 2001 with the launch of an individual productive loans program open also to men, and was handed over to ATIA in 2008. New activities were created such as access to saving, family development, micro-insurance for accidents, professional training and access to employment as well as a mutual fund for health insurance. Annapurna Mahila Mandal is a member of the Uplift India Association.

To find out more: https://annapurnapariwar.org/


Organisation working with education and early childhood development in Pune, supported by ATIA until 2015.

Annapurna Mumbai

In Mumbai, collaboration with this partner, started in 2005 in Thane (city north of Mumbai) with micro credit and saving. Annapurna Mumbai is a member of the Uplift India Association.



Created with the help of Inter Aide in 2000, and partner of ATIA since 2014, Swabhimaan offers support and technical counsel to all Indian partners involved in microcredit, micro insurance and family development projects. In this context, Swabhimaan develops common tools of reporting and social impact measures, accessible to all ATIA’s partner NGOs. This organism also allows mutualising the administrative support for human resources and financial consolidation. Furthermore, Swabhimaan directly leads a new program since 2009, in the Laltopi zone, north of Pune, in productive loans activities, training and health service access. Since 2015, Swabhimaan has been running its micro-credit, savings and training activities autonomously. In 2016, ATIA continued to provide technical and financial support to Swabhimaan for its health insurance scheme, which now also operates autonomously.

MJK - Maharashtra Janvikas Kendra

This NGO was created in 1995 and is the offspring of the MLSM field team, IA's partner from 1985 to 1995. It is experienced in TB control, education (pre-school and school support), vocational training and family support, fields in which it has been collaborating with Inter Aide since 1995 and with ATIA since 2008. Today, MJK's actions are limited to TB control in an autonomous way.