December 5 2019
Twenty years ago, Matthieu Ricard set out to build a better world for the people of the Himalayan region through the founding of Karuna-Shechen. Working in remote and underserved villages, made poss...
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, we are installing rainwater harvesting tanks and water supply systems in schools.
In India, we are helping farmers and supporting local agriculture during the dry season by building ponds and irrigation canals.
We also bring clean water to villages by installing rainwater collection tanks in 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.
November 15 2019
Karuna-Shechen’s projects are developed to serve the needs of villagers and communities in remote and under-served areas of Nepal, India, and Tibet. While we gauge success based on the number of peo...
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...