Happy Holidays! At this time of year we want to say THANK YOU for your generosity that allows us to continue working to improve the lives of so many.

We are excited to share our latest video on clean water by Go Kiss The Earth, starring our very own India- based team Jeanetta and Dewa Haley. This video demonstrates our five barrier approach to cleaning and storing water and will be used by our educational team for instructing villages and schools.
Our water filter project is expanding! And so are many of our other projects. Read on to find out all the ways we are serving life one person at a time.


Here sits our volunteer Jeanetta Haley with several young women applying for scholarships. Fortunately they all have a sense of humor and don the party hats Jeanetta pulls out this time of year. The woman on the left is the mother of two of the young ladies and is a graduate of our sewing class.


TMA is Blossoming with Hygiene Education & Sewing Classes

It's nearly summer and TMA is blossoming! Back and settled from our trip to India this past winter, there is so much amazing news to share. From the growth of our water filter project to our women's sewing school, we're making headway on our mission to improve health, education and economic opportunity for men, women and children in India. Join us!


TMA Receives Selfless Service Award

TMA Receives Selfless Service Award
Congradulations to TMA's Dream Team Jeanetta and Dewa Haley for their dedication and hard work. In their past few years in India, Jeanetta and Dewa have positively changed the lives the many, bringing greater health, education, opportunity for economic growth and joy! 

Our volunteer couple representing TMA were awarded the Bhagwan Nityananda Maha Seva Award by the Shiva School of Yoga and Meditation in Melbourne, Australia on September 9, 2012.


"Improving health, one liter at a time".

TMA in the news!
We're excited to share our recent feature in The Malibu Times.  Check out our article "Improving health, one liter at a time".   Providing clean water to over 15,000 people to date, TMA works to improve lives through safe drinking water and sanitation in developing areas in India. 


Education is the first step to change.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela

Education is the first step to change. We're taking that step. TMA's Clean Water Education course had 12 graduates this spring! These leaders will take their learning home and educate hundreds of families on how to prevent disease through proper water hygiene. It only takes a little education to go a long way!
Help us continue spreading the word.



TMA Launching Renewable Energy Project

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.

How Bio Sand Water-filters are improving the lives of 400 families in Maharashtra, India…….

Biosand water filter with a very happy user

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...

Jeanette's Story

"In the heat of the afternoon, ten women from the old sewing class came over to see me. Of course, with my very limited Marathi and their limited English, communication was sparse. 

I asked them if either of the teachers had called them over since there were ten of them. They said no.

We were all a little frustrated not to know what the other was saying so we called a friend who speaks both languages. He found out that they came over to see how I was and if they could borrow two pair of scissors from our supply.

I invited them to have Chai tea with me but they declined. Instead they told me to follow them to Nimboli. We entered one lady's home. Here they had been meeting and sewing ever since the Principal Teacher put his old sewing machines in her house. They each had been working on a project and seemed very happy. Read more...

Using biosand water filters

On my recent trip to India, we vistied several villages which were using the Shree Nityananda Educational Trust biosand water filters.  Here is one woman who loves her water filter.

Biosand Water Filter in India w/ Nimboli Village Woman

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