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...
More than 1.8 billion people on Earth get their drinking water from contaminated sources, exposing them to cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Worldwide, a staggering 60% of childhood diseases are attributed to unsafe water.
For Karuna-Shechen, clean water is a top concern. The communities we serve are located in drought-prone and under-served areas, where sources of safe water are limited.
Supported by your donations, we are tackling the issue and establishing solutions for people in need:
In Nepal, last year we installed three large rainwater harvesting tanks and four water supply systems in seven schools that had been affected by the earthquakes of 2015.
In India, we are helping farmers and supporting local agriculture during the dry season by building ponds and irrigation canals.
We have also brought clean water to villages by installing rainwater collection tanks in 204 homes and schools. Added bonus: the tanks provide access to safe drinking water while also allowing villagers to grow vegetable gardens that nourish entire families.
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...