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Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Trust
A movement for Social, Moral and Economic uplift of Womenfolk

Massive welfare projects of Bhagawan stemmed from the humble, selfless, noble and apparently simple desires of Mother Easwaramma for the welfare of mankind. On the occasion of 10th year of Ladies’ Day celebrations in the year 2004, Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Project was inaugurated for the welfare of economically backward women. The seed sown then has grown and has reaped rich fruits now in the form of Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Trust under the direct supervision of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. Two schemes come under the aegis of this programme, namely, “Mother and Child Programme” and “Easwaramma Self-Help Programme”.

With the infinite grace and blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, this Trust has been established to benefit women at large. It is founded on the teachings of Bhagawan to reach out to the problems of women in a meaningful way, and bring peace and comfort, without any distinction of religion, caste, colour or creed.


To create an awareness of the inherent Divinity in all, help translate it into practice.

  • To ensure lasting peace, joy, harmony and human excellence, and to encourage all human relationships to be governed by the principles of Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Right conduct), Santhi (Peace), Prema (Love) and Ahimsa (Non-violence).
  • To promote and appreciate all religious faiths and cultures and to encourage their sincere practice to understand their true spirit.
  • To recognise that only noble citizens can promote the well-being of society, and to bring about an understanding of the duties of the individual to oneself and to society.
  • To recognise that women form the backbone of society, and safeguard and ensure the dignity and honour of women at all times and in all circumstances.


The following selfless service activities will be conducted to attain the above objectives.

  • Promoting spiritual practices through meditation, satsang (spiritual discussions) and singing the glory of Lord.
  • Regular discussion of spiritual literature in study circles / classes, conferences, orientation programmes, etc.
  • Visiting schools to meet teachers and students to inculcate basic human values, health and hygiene, and offer career guidance.
  • Dedicated medical care through voluntary services.
  • Helping women to solve their problems through counselling, self help projects, etc.
  • Taking up activities focusing on the preservation of a clean and healthy environment.


  • The Trust will function as an expression and expansion of love of Bhagawan, helping women at large as a non-profit trust.
  • The Trust will provide an opportunity for individuals and groups of women from all walks of life to render voluntary services for the ultimate fulfilment of Bhagawan’s mission of Love.

Mother and Child Programme

“One day Mother Easwaramma saw a frail woman walking towards Bukkapatnam carrying her child with great difficulty. Seeing them, Easwaramma said, ‘You appear to be frail and weak and unable to carry the child. Why should you walk such a great distance?’ The lady replied, ‘Mother, there is no doctor in this remote village who can give medicine to my child. What can I do?’ This incident made a deep impact on Mother Easwaramma. Therefore, Mother Easwaramma asked Me to build a small hospital. But Swami built great temples of healing. The small wishes of a mother resulted in the establishment of great institutions.” Mother and child are today being offered excellent care at these temples of healing.

The Mother and Child Programme will run under the auspices of The Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Project and has as its objectives the following:

  • Monitoring and improving the health and nutritional status of expecting mothers.
  • Providing regular pre-natal check ups and medical support during pregnancy.
  • Training local birth attendants in early problem identification and in providing support to expectant mothers.
  • Counselling and education in health and hygiene.
  • Emergency care to ensure safe delivery.
  • Providing medical and nutritional support for the newborn child and infants.
  • Immunisation programmes for children.
  • Education and training in child health and nutrition.
  • Assessment of and support in growth and development of the infant.

The programme is to be initially operational in the villages in and around Puttaparthi, with the scope slowly expanding to include a growing circle of villages as the programme moves forward.

  • Monthly visits to the villages on prescheduled dates are to be conducted.
  • The seva groups visiting the villages will include trained doctors, nurses and volunteers.
  • The seva groups will be equipped with all necessary medical equipment to conduct pre-natal check ups, which will include the following:
    • Registration and recording of the case history of the expectant mother.
    • Monitoring of the health of the mother and foetus; blood pressure, position of the foetus, foetal heartbeat, nutritional status of the mother, and early problem identification if any.
    • Providing iron, folic acid and nutritional supplements to the mother.
    • Education of mother / local birth attendant / family member on healthcare during pregnancy.
    • Providing information on early distress signs and steps in emergency care.
  • During the visits post-natal and infant care needs are to be addressed through the following:
    • Maintaining of growth and immunisation records for the infants.
    • Providing vitamins and nutritional supplements.
    • Education on prevention of infections and timely medical attention.
    • Immunisation as per recommended schedule.

The Mother and Child Programme has been initiated by Swami for the social welfare of women. The programme is to be carried out through the voluntary participation of devotees, especially women. Swami says, “It is only by the strength of a mother’s will that a child will come up in life. Hence, she must be given the pride of place. She must be respected and cared for … Health is the foundation on which human life rests. If health is lost you have to suffer in many ways. There is no greater wealth than health … It is highly important to care for the health of children. They are often undernourished and weak and thus suffer from many ailments. I wish people would do something to help these hapless children. Human birth is a God given gift.”

The Mother and Child Project will strive to enshrine these values in our society.

Easwaramma Self-Help Programme

Bhagawan says, “God is not poor and hence, people created by Him cannot also be poor.”

A world rid of poverty; a world where poverty is unknown; a world where every human being has access to simple and basic amenities like drinking water, healthcare, sanitation and primary education – This is Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s vision for mankind. No Avatar has done this before – “Going among the masses, counselling them, guiding them, consoling them, uplifting them,” filling everyone with a sense of self-confidence and self-respect and encouraging them to be self-reliant.

The Easwaramma Self-Help Programme for women seeks to empower women to achieve self reliance and to provide a means of steady livelihood and thereby improve the health and quality of life of women, their families and children.

The Easwaramma Self-Help Programme seeks to train women in making a variety of useful products using locally available and environmentally friendly raw materials for sustained development. The Self-Help Programme will work towards the Divine plan of establishing some opportunities for gainful employment so that no person suffers from pangs of hunger.

Swami in His infinite grace, has initiated and provided all facilities within the secure environment of the ashram for the training and education of these groups of women. The Easwaramma Self-Help Programme will endeavour, with the active participation of all Swami’s devotees to provide a better quality of life to women, who are the heart of our society, as they strive for the safety, welfare and health of their families and children.

“Let us work together, enjoy together, love one another and share our joy with all.”
- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba