AMURTEL is an international non-profit volunteer organization that partners with women to improve their quality of life. AMURTEL provides disaster and long-term relief for those suffering environmental, financial, physical, or political distress. Our programs support individuals and communities as they harness their resources to secure the basic necessities of life.
Our work is global in scope and individual in practice. We believe all have an equal right to the basic necessities of life, given in a manner that conveys sincere caring. We feel it is integral to our mission that all service be based on a respect for local customs, religions, language and the individual, and provide for the continued self-empowerment of all.
AMURTEL renders service on many different levels and in many different ways, according to the needs of the area. Projects include schools, homes for abandoned children, health services, feeding programs, vocational training, self-help groups, and micro-credit lending cooperatives.
The mission of AMURTEL is to alleviate suffering and to provide immediate and long-term relief to women and children in need in a manner that will improve their overall quality of life.
We seek local solutions. AMURTEL understands that there are no ready-made solutions to problems of poverty. Every situation is unique and requires its own local solution. Because our field directors are already based in the areas they serve, they are better able to promote a solution that is suitable for each particular set of circumstances. This translates, for example, into small business cooperatives for poor urban women in the Philippines, neighborhood homes for abandoned children and infants in Mongolia, drinking water supply programs in Ghana, and preschools and primary schools for underprivileged children in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Thailand, Nicaragua, and Kenya.