Our Founder

Spiritual leader, humanitarian and visionary Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known throughout the world simply as “Amma”, has served the world-community for decades, imparting wisdom, strength and inspiration. Through her extraordinary acts of love, inner strength and self-sacrifice, Amma has endeared herself to millions and inspired thousands to follow in her path of selfless service.

Embracing the World is a global network of humanitarian organizations inspired by the India-based humanitarian initiatives of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (amritapuri.org) .The vast majority of our efforts are carried out by volunteers and zero paid administrators at the national and international levels. This combined with an ethic of personal renunciation demonstrated by Amma and filtered down to every level of the organization ensures that the funds raised directly reach the beneficiaries of our projects.