About Us

 

In Numbers

Our total expenditure in 2016 for our programs in India and Nepal was 2.1 million USD. Administrative and operational costs for work in Nepal and India represent 9% of our global budget. The following charts do not More

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Our Team

Over the years, we have established an effective collaborative team of local professionals, grassroots partners, and foreign volunteers who share our values. Together, we fund, initiate, and manage over humanitarian and development projects in northern India, Nepal More

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Mission Statement

OUR MISSION We strive to reduce inequalities in the himalayan regions and work toward a fairer and more compassionate world. We trust that communities can be lifted out of poverty, that change is possible, and that the More

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Our Story

Karuna-Shechen began its work in the mid-1980s when Matthieu Ricard (its founder) and Rabjam Rinpoche (co-founder) initiated a number of small programs to improve the living conditions of the Himalayan people. The programs were designed to address More

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Contact Us

Matthieu Ricard, President and Co-Founder OUR TEAM IN THE FIELD Please do not write to the field directly to apply for jobs or volunteering, check positions HERE Nepal nepal@karuna-shechen.org India india@karuna-shechen.org   OUR INTERNATIONAL BRANCHES Karuna-Shechen Europe More

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