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August 21 2017

Back to School, Stay in School

Sonmati Kumari dreams of becoming a teacher when she grows up. Every morning as she crosses the small Indian village of Habipur to go to school, she moves closer to her goal. She is one of 135 destitu...

August 17 2017

Education at 10,000 Feet

With your support, Karuna-Shechen supports 35 schools in Nepal, eight of which are located in remote mountains above 10,000 feet. The Upper Humla Mountains in Nepal are among the most isolated and ...

June 15 2017

Discover our 2016 Annual Report!

Our interactive 2016 Annual Report is now on-line. In 2016, with your support, we treated more than 140,000 patients, provided quality education for 4,700 students, and improved living conditions in t...

June 12 2017

Success! Plant a Kitchen Garden in India

Because of your support, our project “Plant Kitchen Gardens for Families in Need in India,” finished as the #1 project on GlobalGiving’s June Accelerator campaign! Planting a kitchen gar...

May 15 2017

Race of Heroes

2017 Race of Heroes: Run for Karuna-Shechen!

Course des Héros/Race of Heroes takes place annually in Paris, France to benefit various charities. Some heroes apply their “compassion in action” by running (or walking) to support the projec...

May 11 2017

Matthieu Ricard: People of Jharkhand

In March, Karuna-Shechen’s co-founder Matthieu Ricard visited our projects in India. First he traveled to  Bihar, where we have been working for 17 years, and then he visited  our new programs in ...

May 5 2017

Healing with Nutrition in Nepal

Urmila wants only the best for her child. Living in poverty in the remote Nepalese village of Hariharpur, she was unaware of the basics of good nutrition. She and her child ate just enough to survive,...

April 25 2017

Nepal – Two Years After the Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, devastating thousands of villages and killing more than 8,000 people. Now, two years later in the mountain villages that were almost “completely wa...