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Mata Amritanandamayi Math
October 21, 2009

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MA Math) is easily one of the most dedicated non-profit organizations that is bringing hope and change to the most unfortunate all over India. Their humanitarian efforts are extremely diverse - ranging from disaster relief, free medical treatment, schools in rural areas, orphanages, pension for widows, training for the handicapped and much much more. The MA Math has constructed more than 40,000 homes for the poor all over India. The most notable attribute of the MA Math is that it is run entirely by volunteers. Hence most of the 100 paise of every Rupee donated goes directly to the needy. This is in contrast to a number of other NGOs that have a high overhead. A key differentiating quality of the MA Math is that it has continued to support the communities affected by disasters (like the 2003 Tsunami in my home state of Kerala) long after other government and NGO organizations have stopped. Through education, vocational training, medical camps, reconstruction work, sponsored weddings, financial aid, the MA Math has help rebuid entire communities. The MA Math continues to be my favorite for any donations I make. I am assured that my donations will be put to the best possible use.

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

.. truly phenomenal. None are paid any remuneration. Infact they spend their own money to travel to and provide relief to the disaster areas. It is amazing to see volunteers from all ages, professions, languages, castes together embodying true "Seva"

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & I have personally donated and helped with programs to raise funds for disaster relief operations.