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Review for Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Kerala, , India

Rating: 5 stars  

As someone who has been involved with the above organisation for fifteen years, I never cease to be amazed at the incredible array of charitable activities that Amma oversees through her organisation. The list is amazingly long, and grows dramatically every year. The other amazing thing is that there is never an active request for money. All of the activities are possible because countless thousands are moved to help others in need as a result of Amma's personal example. Some examples are: 100,000 homes build in India and given away free of charge to the most needy. 50,000 pensions given to widows, single parents and those in greatest need Around $60 million dollars in aid was provided when the tsunami struck some years ago $1 million was proved for victimes of Hurricane Katrina Dozens of schools, tertiary institutions, hospitals, hospices, orphanages, etc. A senior official from the United Nations commented on how incredibly effective every dollar of contribution to Amma's charitable activities is, compared with virtually all other non-profit organisations. For all those wanted to help, rest assured that any support you give will be very gratefully received and very effectively used!

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

Amma's amazing example of selflessness and compassion for those in need, and the bonding with others who feel drawn to assist the deprived and needy.

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

Highly dedicated. The Swamis and others who work closely with Amma are wonderful examples of dedication, integrity and selflessness, just like Amma

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

Do even more than it does now. That amount of money would go an incredible distance with Amma's charitable activities.

Ways to make it better...

I'd had more time to be involved in its amazingly diverse array of charitable activities

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

Most people caught up in their own little world (including me!) The multiplicity of other non-profit organisations also doing good work and needing money. The fact that the great majority of people involved are volunteers with very busy lives.

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

Amma deserves the Nobel Prize for Peace!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & My wife and I have been coordinators of MA Centre in Sydney some years ago, and have been actively involved for many years in arranging for her to come to Australia. I also provide free breakfast to the homeless as part of an Amma initiative in Sydney.