Mata Amritanandamayi Math

Rating: 4.97 stars   570 reviews

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Location: Parayakadavu Kollam District Kerala 00690 India

Mission: The M.A. Math was founded by the renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). The M.A. Math exists to help alleviate the burden of the world’s poor through meeting each of their five basic needs: food, shelter, education, healthcare and livelihood. We believe that having these needs met is the fundamental right of any human being, and that it is the responsibility of each of us to strive hard to ensure that one day, every human being can live in dignity, safety, security and peace. We also believe that everyone - rich or poor - has the power to make a difference in the life of another, and that no selfless gesture is insignificant. Rather, it is the selfless actions we perform for one another that hold the keys to true peace - peace in the individual, peace in the community, and peace among diverse cultures, nations and faiths.
Geographic areas served: India
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I had the privilege of finding out about Amma and her humanitarian work earlier this year. I was so inspired by all she does that is has changed the way I view life and my role in it. Thank you Amma for all you do!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spend every penny on humanitarian issues.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to volunteer more time with them.

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One time

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2009-5-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Humanitarian and charitable activities of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math have addressed every aspect of societal crisis across the globe. The impact of timely service rendered by the Math during major catastrophes, such as the Tsunami in 2004, Gujarat earthquake of 2001, hurricane Katrina of 2005, to name a few have been very profound. Personally, it has touched me to see that scriptural teachings have come to life in the works of the Math. People in need have been able to rely on the Math without having to deal with beauracracy or delay. The Math's slogan "Tyaganaike Amritatvamanushuhu", meaning only through self-less service can we gain immortality, has been exemplified by the charitable activities of the Math and all its volunteers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

1. witnessing the neediest section of societies across the globe being aided by the Math. 2. being motivated to help and serve selflessly.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

There are no expectations from the organization, whether monitory or service. The emphasis is on finding greater peace and in so doing unfolding the need to serve selflessly. Reminding one of the goal of human life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

driven by the need to serve, and improve themselves.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

What the organization has, it gives to the most needy without any beauracratic delays or road-blocks. The organization never has to solicit.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have had extensive involvement with the M.A. Math over the past 10 years. My experience has been very positive. This is a genuinely excellent organization doing a lot of good for society, having initiated schools, colleges, hospitals, and various other units to care for the poor and helpless, as well as provide vocational training and self-help programs. I am very happy to provide a strong endorsement of the M.A. Math for the InDiya award.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the educational programs that it has initiated.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the spirit of selfless service that permeates all that they do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

competent, compassionate, and hard-working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide homes, health care, and education for the poor.

Ways to make it better...

they had more resources so that they more effectively and efficiently carry out their services.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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About every month

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2009-10-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have yet to come across a more dedicated nonprofit than MA Math. Amma's love and selfless service shines through all the humanitarian projects that MA Math has undertaken/is currently undertaking. All the staff and volunteers of MA need to be commended for their selfless efforts on so many humantarian projects. MA Math relief effors for Tsunami, Katrina, Orphanages has touched me the most. Amma shows by her example that the more you give, the more you get. I am inspired by the work of Amma's organization to do more in my everyday life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make 100 million bucks in terms of helping the masses. Every dollar is matched hundred fold by the effort of its volunteers. They work so hard - do not know how they do what they do.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

This charity has an epic scope--its massive relief work in India has changed millions of lives, and the entire organization is built on love. They actually relocated over 1600 families from terrible slums into brand new apartment blocks!! This is an organization with absolutely angelic intentions.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about an organization that endeavors to achieve the impossible.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Mata Amritanandamayi Math is different from any other organization doing charitable work. First of all what impressed me most is that 100% of any donation goes completely to help the needy. There is no overhead at all!! The second aspect that struck me as different from any others out there is that the 100% donation goes quickly and effeciently to solve the problem of the needy. Thirdly, the humanitarian work has very significant goals and at the same time achievable goals in a very timely manner. Fourth aspect is that there are several humanitarian projects ongoing that will appeal to one and all who goes to help. Last but not at all the least, we as the general public who try to do what little we can through this humanitarian organization see immediate return on our invested time or money in terms of the needy being helped. For me, this experience has been extremely fulfilling that I want to give more and more.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. I have seen the house that was built for the Tsunami victim with my money, I have seen the photos of the orphans recieving the package I sent them and I see the faces of the homeless when they get the meal they never would have had.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feeling of completeness that I was able to enjoy when the needy immediately get what I have given. There is instant payback for me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely selfless. They work in rain,or harsh Indian summer to build the houses for the victims. They volunteers are truly serving for the joy they get from serving others. They do not think of themselves.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

use all the 10 million bucks directly to help the needy. No overhead of maintaining an office and using up part of this money. Absolutely 0 corruption since the volunteers are there for the joy of serving.

Ways to make it better...

more people around the world know about this organization and the fantastic work that is being done, silently, effeciently, touching every needy person that is at their doorstep.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

As an observer, the service activities of this organisation is mind blowing to me ! How much relief and solace it can provide to the recipients of the various projects, is beyond any measure. The organisation teaches us, that it is possible to do such philanthrophic activities, if only men had the right conviction and the heart to help. The activities are truely beyond comprehension and complimentation !

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

guarantee that each buck reached the most needy and deserving person on this planet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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