Launch & Early Years

Aug 13 2020
Kashmiri Childrens

CHINAR International was launched in 2003, from simple beginnings in Northern Virginia, USA. Inspired by the opportunities of corporate America and fueled by a desire to serve the underprivileged, our founders built this organization with the goal of providing rehabilitation services to orphans and vulnerable children living in conflict areas. In 2004, the first pilot project called CHINAR Home – a home for 20 orphan boys and girls in Jammu and Kashmir, India – was successfully launched in partnership with a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). A year later, when the region was hit by a crisis in the form of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, our founders naturally expanded the original scope to include disaster relief services. That year, we provided rehabilitation services to a border village in Uri district and arranged remote sponsorships for vulnerable children.