News

January 25 2017

A Life Without Pain for Avidevi!

Avidevi Chaudhary believed that she was to blame for the pain she endured for months. She had been taught by her parents that sickness was a consequence of lying and stealing — not the result of a s...

January 23 2017

Countering Predator Traffickers in Nepal

The threat of human trafficking increased after two devastating earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015. For people simply seeking food, shelter, and employment, the threat of human trafficking was suddenly ...

December 13 2016

Gifts of Solidarity

Matthieu Ricard, our founder and president, donates all proceeds from his publications to Karuna-Shechen. By purchasing one of his books, the new Imagine Clarity app, or one of his photographs, you a...

November 18 2016

Compassion for Animals, Too!

Karuna-Shechen’s compassion doesn’t end with people. Our new mobile veterinary clinic is bringing medicine, exams, and compassionate relief to animals in remote Indian villages. The program...

November 5 2016

Filling a Gap, Curing Tuberculosis in Nepal

Many of us think tuberculosis is a disease of the past, but it remains widespread – and life-threatening – for millions of people in Nepal. Instances are prevalent in remote villages, where the po...

October 28 2016

Street Theater: From Silence to Spotlight

Karuna-Shechen uses a type of street theater — known locally in India and Nepal as Nukkad Natak — as a tool to raise awareness of sensitive issues within the communities we serve. Our sponsored dr...

September 26 2016

Nepal – Rebuilding Together

The 2015 earthquakes harmed communities across Nepal. Karuna-Shechen is helping communities rebuild and learn new skills to move beyond devastation to a place of hope. Deeply rooted in the communitie...

September 7 2016

A Driving Force 

Karuna-Shechen’s first female e-rickshaw trainee offers a story of success—and enormous potential. In September 2014, Shobha Devi’s life changed forever. Shobha and her husband, a day laborer,...