About AFARI and ARI

AFARI is the US-based non-profit fund-raising and support organization for the Asian Rural Institute (ARI).
The Asian Rural Institute, often known simply as ARI, is located in Japan and is an international training institute for grassroots rural leaders from developing countries, mostly in Asia and Africa.

Each year ARI invites 25 to 30 rural leaders of all ages, both men and women, for a nine-month training program to study sustainable food production through organic agriculture, the skills of servant leadership and community organization & development.

Participants in the program are not required to pay the cost of the training, which is now U.S. $17,400 each. Support for their training comes from service clubs, churches, and many individuals.

Panorama of ARI with Oikos Chapel with Solar panels

We invite you to learn more about ARI's work, explore the ARI Web Site, and join AFARI in supporting ARI's efforts.

Tour the ARI Campus

For further information, please contact:

c/o J.B. Hoover, Executive Director
1121 N. 94th St. #A
Seattle WA 98103-3305


AFARI is a non-profit organization (501 (c)(3)) registered in the state of Connecticut. In the USA, and for American citizens living anywhere in the world, donations made through AFARI are tax deductible.

Visit AFARI's FaceBook group page at AFARI FB

You may make a tax-deductible contribution to ARI through the AFARI Online Support page using Google Checkout.

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