The Manna Home Kerala Foundation has two main objectives

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Provide medical assistance to children in India who do not have the financial resources themselves.

To achieve this, our Foundation works closely with Ayurvedic doctors. They assess which children need support and what medical care is necessary. This can range from medicinal herbs to treatments, or both.

The medicines and herbs are provided by de Ayurvedic doctors at the expense of the foundation. Treatments are performed by our team of volunteers and therapists. Children who need long-term indoor care, can stay in our home with one of their parents.

Besides a treatment room Manna Home also has 1 to 2 guest rooms for indoor patients.

 

Provide opportunities for children, especially young girls, to attend school.

We achieve this by paying school fees (around € 750 per year) and the funding of school supplies, including uniforms.

Side projects

Provide families with food parcels

Some families cannot always afford to buy food. Manna Home offers fresh fruits and vegetables, delivered every week by the local veggie shop.

Provide families with clean drinking water

For some families clean drinking water is occasionally not possible due to limited resources.

The Manna Home team will bring bottles (5 liter a day) to the family.

Provide girls with sanitary towels or mooncups

For many girls in India growing up is not that easy especially when it concerns the monthly period. There is still a heavy stigma related to this subject. Manna Home helps girls to release the tension of this subject and provide them with sanitary towels or mooncups for one year.

What are we creating?

Manna Home is creating an Ayurveda center for patients and students from India, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Thanks to a healthy mix of Western and Indian doctors, therapists, and staff, our Ayurveda center will be internationally oriented.

To patients we offer:

  • Consultations
  • Treatments
  • Panchakarma
  • Yoga

 

To students we offer:

  • Gurukula training in traditional Ayurveda
  • Yoga
  • Internships
  • Workshops (Ayurveda and Yoga, Ayurvedic cooking, Ayurveda for women, Ayurveda for children)
  • International Purva Karma training and massage modules

 

To the neighboring community we offer:

  • Employment (doctors, therapists, teachers, nurses, kitchen and household staff, gardeners)
  • Social activities (puja, ceremonies, arti, kirtana)
  • Health care around the corner

What will our Foundation look like in one year, three years, and five years?

Please note that the below figures are conservative estimations.

One year

  • Main building built by the end of 2017
  • European and Indian students present thanks to our connections with universities in Europe

Western patients: 4
Indian patients: 4
Gurukula students: 2

Doctors: 2

  • Dr. Aiswarya
  • Dr. Shailesh (on an on-call basis, for panchakarma with western patients)

Therapists: 2

  • Miriam Alberts
  • Aneesh Jan Kumar

Executive staff:

  • Miriam Alberts
  • Aneesh Kumar
  • Marco Vrieling

 

Three years

Western patients: 6
Indian Patients: 8
Gurukula students: 4
Doctors: 2
Therapists: 8

 

 

Five years

Western patients: 6
Indian Patients: 10
Gurukula students: 6
Doctors: 3
Therapists: 12

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