Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba inaugurated the Easwaramma Women's Welfare Project, devoted to the spiritual, moral and social uplift of all women with the dedication of a single plaque on November 19, 2004. Through His Grace, this has blossomed into the Sri Sathya Sai Easwaramma Women's Welfare Trust (SSSEWWT), a non-profit organization, officially founded on February 18, 2005, and under the direct supervision of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. A sister to the other Sai trusts (medical, education, etc), the SSSEWWT follows Swami's teaching of "going among the masses, counseling them, guiding them, uplifting them" - regardless of social, religious or cultural distinctions.
Bhagavan Baba acknowledges women as the very heart of the home and the backbone of society. By helping women, the SSSEWWT can extend Swami's healing touch to families, children and communities.
The activities of the Trust began in earnest on July 19, 2005 when Swami blessed a new work facility behind North Buildings 3 and 4 in Prasanthi Nilayam. At this time, extensive village surveys were initiated within the Sathya Sai mandal of the Anantapur District to identify problem areas as well as opportunities for education, medical care, and economic expansion. Today, through this Trust, women are being trained in marketable skills, and given health care, spiritual guidance and social education - along with a generous dose of love and inspiration to help them learn to help themselves.
A third activity, a biannual journal called Mother Sathya Sai, was inaugurated by Swami on November 19th, 2005. This will provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and practical information, carrying the vision of uplift to devotees worldwide. Since these early days, the activities of the Trust have grown to include a fresh juice bar, a water project, and charitable donations, read more.
Swami tells us, "God is not poor and hence, people created by Him cannot also be poor. Everyone has an equal share in all that is available in this world . . . Let us work together, enjoy together, love one another and share our joy with all." Through the Easwaramma Women's Welfare Trust, Bhagavan has given devotees another beautiful opportunity to put these teachings in to practice.