TMA is a nonprofit corporation founded by the Hard Light Center of Awakening 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. For more information, please visit: www.tmaseva.org.
Click to listen to Mark Griffin talk about the water filter project, April 17, 2010:
- 21% of all communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water;
- Only 28% of Indians have access to proper sanitation;
- The doctor in the Thane District of India estimates that 100% of his patients have worms brought on by unsafe water;
- Diarrhea, often caused by unsafe drinking water, is the 2nd leading cause of death among Indian children.
And check out this TMA friendly business, FaucetFace.com – they donate a portion of all sales to TMA, and if you buy four bottles from them, they donate an entire water filter to TMA. They explain Biosand Filters really well too: How It Works.
from Mark Griffin:
“Poverty, malnutrition, and disease are a way of life for many individuals in India and other third-world countries, but, with your help, we can begin to turn this around, one individual and one village at a time. Your support in the form of a tax-free donation will go far in increasing the quality of life for those living in an impoverished community such as Nimboli, India. Help TMA in its efforts to help those who face a life of hardship and oppression.”