In 1981, Amma's charitable institutions were
founded. They now encompass
a vast array of charity projects including a multi-speciality
hospital providing free healthcare for
the poor, highly regarded and cutting edge educational institutions,
vocational training centres, an
orphanage, hospices, and evergrowing
services such as the provision of
125,000 free homes for the
homeless, 50,000 free meals a
month for the poor, monthly
pensions for destitute women,
free medical clinics, and large
scale ongoing disaster relief response including Tsunami relief and aid for hurricane Katrina.
"Compassion to the poor and the needy is our duty to God." Through the example of her own life, Amma has inspired people from all over the world to walk in the path of selfless-service and compassion towards all beings.