Aaina was founded in 1998 by a group of like minded women who wanted to focus on the development of women and childrens issues, especially as they relate to disability. Their mission is to see a world of identity, dignity and rightful provisioning for the underprivileged people, especially women, children and persons with disability. Targeting women and children who are distressed, disabled, or trafficked, Aaina has instituted several programs to offer relief. Some of these include counseling for distressed women through Art therapy, responding to natural disasters in terms of relief and rehabilitation, Community Based Rehabilitation for children and adults with disability, and special schools for children with disability that include the participation of the mothers through income generating projects.