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Our clients live across Minnesota; the highest concentrations of South Asians are in Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Anoka, Washington, Scott, and Olmstead counties. We serve the South Asian Community in Minnesota, which is made up of approximately 85,000 Afghanistani, Asian Indian, Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Guyanese, Nepali, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan people (2015-2019 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau).


SEWA-AIFW employs 18 diverse staff members and works with approximately 200 volunteers. SEWA-AIFW was governed by an 6-member board of directors in 2021. Historically, the majority of board members have been first and second generation South Asian immigrants.

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