Entries by Bhakti Devii

Mexico: Earthquake Response

Mexico is one of the world’s most seismically active regions. Sitting atop of several intersecting tectonic plates, earthquakes are common in this area. The recent Central Mexico earthquake that struck on 19 September had an magnitude of 7.1, causing severe damage in the states of Puebla, Morelos and in the Greater Mexico City area. So […]

Puerto Rico: Portable Solar Power Project

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20 and left a trail of unprecedented destruction and heartache. With 90% of electric power lost across the island, roads washed out and houses destroyed, help is still desperately needed. Parts of the island aren’t expected to have power restored for a number of months. Local […]

Puerto Rico: Rebuilding after the Storms

AMURTEL & AMURT are distributing supplies to people affected by Hurricane Maria near Anasco town on the western coast of Puerto Rico. We are working in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) and a local organization, Brigada Solidaria del Oeste. Affected families still have the basic structure of their houses intact, but lost […]

Swift Response to Hurricane Harvey

AMURTEL and AMURT teams are already on site in Austin and Houston to provide disaster relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to make donations to this effort specifically, please make a donation here! Thank you, and we will provide updates as we receive them.

Women @ Work In Haiti

It is always uplifting to meet with the women involved in the Amurtel Micro Credit (MC) and Self Help (SH) groups. Currently Amurtel is partnering with over 1000 women in Haiti, including 90 women in the Port au Prince area, close to 900 women in the Banaan area in the southeast. Most recently we were […]

US: Putting Racism to rest

“Sometimes, it’s hard being a Chicana Because Mexicanos see that you’re too white and white people see that you’re too brown You’re always in a limbo You might not come out with bruises and broken teeth from what people say about your nationality and culture but every part of you is scratched up You become […]

Greece: Mother & Child Care

AMURTEL Greece is providing antenatal and postnatal care programs for infant and young child feeding, and safe spaces for mothers and babies to gather at our Mothers and Babies Center in Athens, Greece. Our teams have been present in Athens since September 2015, responding to the dire challenges so many women refugees were experiencing. Following […]

Spirulina to the Rescue in Horn of Africa

Responding to Famine in the Horn of Africa with the Tana River Spirulina Project the UN identified severe drought in the Horn of Africa. Affected countries in this East African region include Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan. Considered the worst in 60 years, the drought caused a severe food crisis across the region, affecting close to 10 million people. held an emergency […]

Haiti Bike Drive a Big Hit with All the Kids!

Chul’s mother died a month after giving birth to his little brother, from complications of malnutrition. When Chul and his older brother T’Will were brought to our home in Port au Prince, no one knew exactly how old he was—maybe three? Needless to say, when Chul arrived he was quite traumatized. He had just lost […]