Manos que ayudan

a project of IAHV, a partner nonprofit of The Art of Living

Las Manos que Ayudan es un proyecto solidario e integrador conformado por voluntarios de la fundación El Arte de Vivir que trabajan con el objetivo de elevar los valores humanos y la calidad de vida de la gente que vive desprotegida en la calle.

El interés principal es ser una fuente de inspiración para hacer servicio. Las herramientas utilizadas son el amor, el conocimiento y la solidaridad de muchas manos que ayudan.

 

¿Qué hacemos?

Cada semana buscamos compartir la cena y abrigo con las personas que viven desprotegidas en las calles del Centro de Lima. Gracias a nuestros voluntarios, aportes anónimos y a solidarias donaciones de empresas y particulares, logramos repartir alrededor de 100 tapers de comida, bebida y abrigo. Antes de salir compartimos una meditación que nos permite llegar a la gente con la misma energía.

Un plato de comida es la excusa para acercarse a la gente en situación de calle, cada voluntario extiende su mano sin pedir nada a cambio, agradecido por la oportunidad de dar. Este compartir es un acto que llena de amor, humildad y sencillez.

La experiencia es inspiradora y cada voluntario se lleva mucho más de lo que da. Una maravillosa energía emana cuando ayudas a alguien!

 

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Featured Rural Transformation Service Projects

360 million people in India i.e. roughly 40 percent of rural households do not have access to electricity. A majority of these people rely on kerosene and other fuels to meet their lighting needs, which is hazardous to both their health and to the environment. Every year 2.2 million litres of kerosene is burned for lighting, emitting approximately 5.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. Traditional fuel combustion, the primary source of indoor air pollution, causes between 300,000-400,000 deaths per year in India alone.

Initiated in 2012, The Art of Living’s vision to ‘Light a Million Homes’ is an on-going campaign inspiring individuals and corporate partners to work with us to bring clean and affordable lighting solutions to un-electrified homes and villages in India and in Nepal.

The Light a Home follows an integrated approach that combines multiple elements of rural transformation including building rural entrepreneurs. While there is still a journey to be completed, smiles are already lighting up thousands of faces as they begin to experience the benefits of this project.

Some highlights:

  • Assam: India’s largest solar battery charging station launched to power 287 houses on a remote island in Dibrugarh, Assam in December 2016. With women heading the implementation, the portable solution has been installed on a sandy island.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: 33 homes light up in the remote regions
  • Jammu & Kashmir: Two schools fully electrified after the 2014 floods
  • Tamil Nadu: A remote tribal settlement of Kodamban Kombai in the Nilgiri forest was electrified for the first time
  • Karnataka: Three remote villages on the border of Karnataka and Goa got electricity for the first time in their history
  • Maharashtra: Solar lamps provide portable electricity to nomadic laborers who are migrants and travel from place to place
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