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Focus Areas

Embracing the World is a global network of volunteer-run national and regional nonprofit organizations, led and inspired by Amma.

Today, our volunteers are helping people in need in 48 countries, across seven focus areas.


Providing equal access to high-quality, values-based education


Giving high-quality healthcare in an atmosphere of love and compassion

Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment

Reducing barriers to the social, emotional and economic empowerment of women

Environmental Protection

Working toward the restoration of nature’s delicate balance

Disaster Relief

Supporting survivors with crisis response and holistic long-term aid

Food, Water & Shelter

Supporting Amma’s dream that everyone should sleep without fear and eat to their fill


Harnessing technology to improve the lives of people in poverty

The world should know that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible.

- Amma

Having personally embraced more than 40 million people throughout her life, Amma has directly listened to more of the world’s poor than anyone else alive today. Each of our projects has been inspired by these conversations.

Our Worldwide Impact

Invested since 1981 in worldwide charitable activities
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162 projects in 48 countries
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Worldwide volunteers from all ages and backgrounds
Beneficiaries worldwide
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All data is based on worldwide estimates as of 12/31/2021


In 2023, under Amma’s leadership, Civil 20, G20’s civil engagement group, reached out to the highest number of people in C20’s history. ​


In collaboration with Amrita University, we’ve brought much of our expertise to bear in a multi-disciplinary effort to empower rural villages throughout India.

Our Partners

We work in partnership with leading humanitarian, peacekeeping and academic institutions worldwide.

We are aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We regularly partner with UN organizations on projects aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The vast majority of our work is carried out by local volunteers.


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Amma has done more work than many governments have ever done for their people... Her contribution is enormous.

2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Founder, Grameen Bank

Watch Amma’s daily livestream

Amma offers us the possibility to connect online with her on a daily basis. During these livestreams, we can meditate with Amma, chant bhajans (devotional singing) and hear spiritual teachings.

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