Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, provides health care, education, and social services for the under-served people of India, Nepal, and Tibet.
We have initiated over 140 humanitarian projects: from clinics in the remote highlands of Tibet to medical outreach programs in the slums of Kathmandu, from a school in the mountains of Nepal to training in solar engineering for illiterate village women in India.
Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer, Matthieu Ricard founded Karuna-Shechen to address the inequalities and suffering he observed in India, Nepal and Tibet.
Empowering illiterate and low-caste women to become solar engineers, transforming the social and economic life of their villages.
Bringing free medicine, consultations, maternal care and preventative health education to the most under-served populations.
Enabling children, their families and communities to meet their basic needs and to become active participants in their own sustainable development projects.
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A SUSTAINABLE AND LASTING IMPACT
Your recurring monthly donations make a sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in India, Nepal, and Tibet, and provide us wit...
December 2 2014
Dema is one of the many villages that Karuna-Shechen helps in India. Our work in this village is an accurate example of how your donations can transform entire communities and lift thousands of wome...
December 1 2014
Building on the success of our solar energy projects in India in partnership with Barefoot College, Karuna-Shechen has launched its own solar engineer training program for women in Nepal.
December 1 2014
For six months in 2013, Puja Devi, a 26-year old mother of two, left her village and family to study solar engineering at the Barefoot College under the auspices of Karuna-Shechen. She will install s...
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