Kollam-based Mata Amritanandamayi Math has donated ₹6 crore for rehabilitation of victims of Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines five months ago. Embracing the World, a network of charities overseen by spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, handed over the cheque to the Office of the President of Philippines in Manila on April 2. Haiyan had hit the Philippines coast on November 8, 2013, killing at least 6,300. Ramakrishnananda Puri of the US wing of the charity said that vocational training would be provided to people displaced by the typhoon and students would be granted living expenses to complete high school.