About Us

Amici Di Raoul Follereau(AIFO India) is a Non Governmental Organization in Bangalore serving as the Coordination Office for Associaziane Italiana Amici Di Raoul Follereau, Bologna, Italy With over 50 projects under its umbrella, this unit strives to efficiently administer the people and resources of all the projects. Financial assistance, training, formulation of strategy, monitoring and evaluation are key areas of concentration.As members of the International Anti – Leprosy Federation, the active participation in creating new policies and programs is another important area of work.


AIFO stands for ‘Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul FOllereau’ ,for ‘Italian association of friends of Raoul Follereau’ . A non governmental organisation with its head quarters in Bologna, Italy, AIFO is founded on the spirit of love for the destitute which found full expression in Raoul Follereau a great Social reformer. His unstinted work for the unfortunate affected by leprosy spanned four fruitful decades, until his death in 1977.
Set up in his honour, the Organization collaborates its activities with the United Nations and is recognized as an official collaborating partner of the WHO. It is recognized by the European Union and by the Italian Foreign Ministry for Projects of Development Co-operation.