Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) is a voluntary charitable non-governmental organization, founded in India in 1965 by Shri Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar. Its original objective was to help meet the needs of victims of disasters that regularly hit the Indian sub-continent. Over the years AMURT has established teams to create a network that can meet development and disaster needs. In 1985 AMURT broadened the goal to include long-term development and health interventions.
AMURT in Kenya was founded in 1993, registered as a non-profit organization, and runs over 20 projects in 10 counties spread within the coastal region, Western region, Rift region, Central region and Nairobi. This includes; Kiambu, Nairobi, Samburu, Marsabit, Siaya, Homa Bay, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu counties to achieve its strategic goal of improving health care, education, youth empowerment, improving individual and group skills on income generating activities, initiating Agro-forestry, farming and environmental sustainability projects serving over 150,000 people countrywide.
AMURT Kenya’s mission is to help improve the quality of life of poor and marginalized people by promoting health care, values and economic status of communities we serve.
To see a liberated, harmonious resourceful society, framed with fraternity, love and mutual respect.
AMURT aims at realizing short-term emergency relief and long-term sustainable development programs through participatory community initiatives while respecting local culture and values.