Community Development

Karuna-Shechen initiates and supports community development projects. We empower under-served local communities by giving them the tools they need to transform their lives, improve their livelihoods and reach sustainable harmony.

“When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.”
– The Dalai Lama

Community Development Projects


Nepal Earthquake: Rehabilitation of Rural Communities

In September 2015, Karuna-Shechen ended its Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response and  started implementing a vast program to rehabilitate over…

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Female Electric Rickshaw Driver

Reducing air pollution and supporting the socioeconomic empowerment of women through training and job opportunities are both central to…

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Clean Bodhgaya Initiative

In India, Karuna-Shechen launched in 2013 the “Clean Bodhgaya Initiative”, a multi-faceted program to make the local population aware…

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Food Security

Nepal: Improving Food Security in Earthquake Affected Villages In Nepal, Karuna-Shechen is working to help rural communities affected by…

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Social Services in Tibet

In Tibet, Karuna-Shechen initiates and supports a number of social programs to help under-served individuals and communities. Our social…

Solar Power

Through this community-based project, in Nepal and India, Karuna-Shechen is empowering women from poor isolated villages by training them…

Community Empowerment

  Karuna-Shechen recognizes that the communities we serve are the experts on what they need. We have launched a…

Safe Water Projects

Access to Clean Water

Most communities we serve are located in drought-prone regions. The lack of reliable water sources has a serious impact…