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  

4 people found this review helpful

Through Amma's nonprofit, so many people are served and touched. Donors and volunteers have the blessing of being able to serve others. One finds his/ her heart opens and that life seems to have more of a purpose.

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

volunteering. What a joy to be able to do seva/ selfless service at an Amma program.

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

that so many people are served and helped around the world as a result of Amma's organization.

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

wonderful

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

save the world

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I receive requests from many charities and give to quite a few of them. However, Mata Amritanandamayi Math is the only one that I feel really confident uses almost every dollar to meet the needs of the sick and the poor. MAM is run by volunteers under the guidance of Mata Amritanandamayi, who keeps nothing for herself. Her only mission is one of love and compassion for everyone.

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

King, generous, gentle people from all over the world working together to raise money for MAM's numerous causes, from building homes for orphans and widows, hospitals, schools, etc.

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

For more than ten years I have had the privilege to be associated with the MA Math both as a donor and volunteer. The breadth of their work is inspiring. Providing health care in tribal villages, building thousands of homes for both slum dwellers and tsunami victims, planting hundreds of thousands of trees, enabling economic independence for women through self help groups that include micro-financing plans, educating children by establishing special needs schools as well as giving scholarships to children is just a sampling of the initiatives that are fueled by a broad base of dedicated, selfless volunteers. Thank you.

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

the sense of fulfillment and gratitude for being able to help others improve the quality of their lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I met AMMA(Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) in 2008 and I have been attending her programs regularly from then on.AMMA is a saint,spiritual leader and a great Humanitarian.After volunteering for various tasks during her retrats and other programs I got a good picture of how her non profit organizations like Mata Amritanandamayi Math work.The volunteers and staff are very dedicated,service minded,work as a team and have total faith in AMMA.Under AMMA's guidance MA Math has accomplished a lot of humanitarian tasks like Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief work,flood relief works in Bihar,Mumbai& Andra Pradesh states, Earthquake relief operations in Kashmir,cyclone relief in west bengal,Old age homes,care homes for children,Slum renovation, Green initiatives like planting trees to name a few.What I like the most about this organization is the simlicity, honesty and transperency. When I donate money to this organization I am very sure that not single penney is mismanaged or wasted.I feel proud to be a part of such organisation under such a great leader like Amma.

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

Very dedicated,worked for long hours,very enthusiastic.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

While with most charity, or non-profit organizations in general a big part of the donations goes into the pay-checks of their president, organizers and workers; in contrast to that, what I observed visiting the head-quarters of Mata Amritanandamayi Math was the utmost economic efficiently and simplicity of the living-conditioned of their staff and volunteers. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Ma herself, lives the example of utmost simplicity, correcting immediately anytime that her followers are trying to spend a little extra on her. I feel that all of my donations is spend to uplift the most poor and destitute people they can reach.

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The benifit for me personaly, from being involved with this organization is a positive grow towards better attitude and productive way of living.

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

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were human in their flows, but in general open and willing to improve their ways closer to the ideal that Amma represents.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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