January 14 2019
Karuna-Shechen's co-founders, Matthieu Ricard and Rabjam Rinpoche, recently visited our new home for the elderly in Nepal, which had to be re-built after earthquakes hit the country in 2015. "There...
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 serious ailment.
That changed when Karuna-Shechen organized an outreach camp in her isolated village in the remote Morang district of Nepal. There, Avidevi received a free medical screening and discovered that her pain was caused by uterine prolapse (POP), a debilitating condition in which the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus. It affects as many as 25% of Nepali women living in rural areas and left untreated, it can prove fatal.
Karuna-Shechen works with three local partners in five remote districts of Nepal to raise awareness of this condition and provide help to women like Avidevi.
“My prolapse was very advanced and needed an operation,” Avidevi recalls. “The staff brought me to a hospital, where I had a free operation. Now I can lift and carry weight, work 3 times more, and sleep really well! I want to thank everyone connected with the program for doing this.”
Your generous contributions help improve the lives of thousands of Nepali women in isolated villages, where women’s health issues are still taboo and too often ignored.
December 4 2018
Small Changes, Big Impact A small change in a remote village can make a world of difference. In this interview, Sanjeev Pradhan, our director in Nepal, explains our strategy and the impact of our eff...
Meet the villagers, our team, and all those who make our work possible. Discover the values that guide and inspire us. And learn how your generous support improves the living conditions of 250,000 peo...