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Mata Amritanandamayi Math
October 21, 2009

Homes & Slum Renovation One in six people alive today lacks adequate shelter. As a result of poor shelter, polluted water and inadequate sanitation, 50,000 people - mostly women and children - die each day. The problem is disproportionately concentrated in the developing world. In India alone, there are more than 2.3 million homeless - and that figure doesn't include the 170 million slum dwellers. But homeless does not have to mean hopeless. In 1997, Embracing the World launched an initiative to build 25,000 homes for the homeless throughout India. Five years later, the goal was reached. With an average of six people living in each ETW-built house, that meant 125,000 people had moved from the streets or woefully inadequate shelters into the safety and comfort of their very own home. Upon completion of the project, Embracing the World immediately announced a second goal to build an additional 100,000 homes for the homeless throughout India. To date, more than 40,000 homes have been constructed in more than 60 locations across the length and breadth of India. As part of ETW's response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, homes have also been constructed in Sri Lanka and Andaman Island.

The Great!

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

stories from friends, video's and DVD's and from talks from Amma Herself.

Ways to make it better...

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

have joined much sooner!

More feedback

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

the open hearted people who give so much of their time and energy, trying to come even a wee bit closer to the quality and amount of time and energy that Amma Herself gives to the needy!

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

so committed to giving their upmost, joyfully and non-stop!

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

make the value into $1,000 by it's amazing capacity to attract warm-hearted and hard-working volunteers who serve selflessly.

Ways to make it better...

I had been personally there helping re-building homes for the Tsunami survivors.

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

none at all.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the greatest inspiration of the people, staff and volunteers alike, is the way Amma Herself gives every moment of Her life to others!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & I raised funds with our group for Amma's Tsunami Relief and Buildings.