TMA is dedicated to uplifting the quality of life in impoverished areas of the Thane District of India. We accomplish this through programs in education, health and economic development that lead to self-sufficiency.
TMA is a nonprofit corporation founded in 2005 to help impoverished villagers of the Thane District of India achieve a better way of life. Our major project there is a water purification program that provides the means for obtaining clean drinking water plus a knowledge of hygiene and sanitation. Our goal is to provide a Biosand water filter to every villager in this area who wants one. An increase in pure drinking water means a decrease in waterborne diseases. Your donation of $25 will buy one filter and better health for a family of 10 for many years. Click on the "DONATE NOW ON PAYPAL" button to support us in this effort.
Submitted by Pat on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 22:36
Submitted by Pat on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 09:26
The continuing escalation in demand for energy in rural India has serious consequences, especially in terms of air quality, resrouces, and access to energy. The need to ensure sustainable development requires not only combating climate change but also eradicating energy poverty and securing energy supply.
One part of the solution is use of solar-powered LED lanterns. These lanterns are expensive to purchase so TMA, partnering with Partners in Green Development (PGD), proposes establishing a fund to purchse the parts to manufacture the items locally. The enerprise, managed by a women's self-help group in Nimboli, Thane District, will provide work for youth in a culture where jobs are scarce.
For more information, click on the Cottage Industries project page.
In June 2011, TMA with the assistance of Partners in Green Development (PGD) installed a unique Rope & Washer Pump on community wells which will make lifting water from the wells much easier than the prevailing practice of dangling a rope with a bucket at the end and pulling it up. Plans are afoot to teach carpenters and youth groups to fabricate this pump locally for installaation on other community wells.
Please donate to our new enterprise by contacting www.tmaseva.org if you are in a western country or www.shreenityanandaeducationtrust.org if you are in India.
We journeyed to India this past February and continue to be thrilled by the villagers appreciation of their biosand water filters. We have a growing list of families that would like to have their own. Your donations are making a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of families. Thank you once again for your generosity!
Word is traveling among the mothers and wives that the biosand water filters provides clean water that is sweet tasting and cool. The women are also finding that sicknesses are declining in their families.
Biosand Water Filters Ready for Delivery
Submitted by Lee on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 11:43
News from Jeanetta:
A few weeks ago, I tagged along with Pervez Kazi as he interviewed twenty families within Nimboli village who had received SNET Bio Sand Water-filters nearly a year ago. The overall response was extreme satisfaction with how the water filter not only improved the families’ health, but also improved the taste of their daily drinking water. Read more...
In the Thane District of India, local women's associations already exist and are active in community affairs. TMA is aligning itself with these groups to learn of specific needs of the villages and to involve local women in filling those needs.
Our first link is with the Nimboli Association, led by Mayor Anita Ananta Mukane. Miss Mukane is a promoter of the TMA water purification project and has only good things to say about it. Read a testimonial from Miss Mukane - click here. Read more...
Submitted by Pat on Sun, 03/29/2009 - 10:59
$20 provides a village with hygiene education
$25 pays for pencils and notebooks for an elementary classroom
$50 provides a family with unlimited clean drinking water
$100 purchases 50 fruit-bearing trees to distribute to local farmers
$400 buys a library for a school
$1500 ensures a small village will have unlimited clean water
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