ARI Main Building rebuilt
Koinonia Hall, Kitchen and classroom

Panorama of ARI with new Oikos Chapel with Solar panels

AFARI is the US-based non-profit fund-raising and support organization for the Asian Rural Institute (ARI). ARI is an international training center in Japan. Participants from developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific are invited to study at ARI for nine months in sustainable, organic agriculture techniques, leadership and community development. ARI invites 25 to 30 grassroots rural leaders to study at Nasushiobara, Japan, every year.

ARI is rebuilding its facilities as seen in the photo on the left of the Koinonia Community center / classroom / Library / Cafeteria / kitchen complex dedicated September 23rd, 2012. The Oikos Chapel has been dedicated and more photos are available on the Oikos Chapel page.
Many thanks to the many organizations who are contributing to the reconstruction of ARI after the 2011 earthquake.

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Latest News

posted Sep 20, 2012, 6:26 PM by Robert Ray   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 3:30 PM ]

AFARI Executive Director J.B. Hoover finished a Marathon Event to raise money to support an ARI participant. Over $15,000.00 has been raised, but AFARI is looking forward to more donations before the end of the year to achieve the goal of sending a participant to ARI. Please consider a donation to help us toward that goal. Click to see details.

ARI Volunteer Positions Open

posted Sep 20, 2012, 6:20 PM by Robert Ray   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 1:29 PM ]

Volunteer Positions are Open

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