African Indian Alliance
Strives to improve the lives of Siddis and other highly marginalized groups in Karnataka, India through education, access to health, and micro-financing efforts. Siddis are descendants of Africans who arrived in India over 600 years ago, many through forced migration or slavery. Over the centuries the Siddis have been forced into debt-induced slavery, human trafficking, and subsistence living. One of our former ministers, Reverend Pashington Obeng, developed a close relationship with local Catholic Sisters and Fathers with whom we partner to deliver services. Although several of our members have traveled to India to provide direct support to the Siddis, this has not happened during the pandemic.