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 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.
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.
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.
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.