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 was registered as a non-profit organization in Kenya in 1993 to run health and development projects across the country. AMURT has supported and worked with communities, national & local governments and organizations offering similar or complimentary services towards improving the wellbeing of communities and families across the country. AMURT’s core programming areas are:
Currently, AMURT in Kenya runs projects in sixteen (16) counties: Homabay, Kajiado, Kiambu, Kilifi, Kitui, Kwale, Lamu, Machakos, Makueni, Marsabit, Mombasa, Murang’a, Nairobi, Nakuru, Samburu and Siaya. Our approach is to identify the needs of the most vulnerable in the community and mobilizing communities to address these needs and then work together towards permanent commitments by the community to address the causative agents of the challenges they face.
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.
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