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...
“I have have been attending literacy classes in my village two hours a day for six days a week for the last nine months. I have learned how to write my name, and I can also count from 1-50 and write numbers. Now, I am learning the English Alphabet. The sense of pride that I feel is beyond words.” ~Meena Mahto, 60, Literacy student, India
“When I grow up, I want to become a teacher. I know it’s possible now that we have a new school, and I will work hard to get there!” ~Laxmi, 11, beneficiary of school reconstruction and support, Nepal
“I was disabled in a motorcycle accident in 2011, and I still need regular care. Before the Shechen Mobile Clinic started coming to my village, I had to travel to a private hospital where the treatments were expensive. Now I have access to quality care that doesn’t take all of my time and money to access. My life has been transformed, and I am so grateful.” ~Mina Devis, 39, mobile clinic beneficiary, India
“Since I left my small village to settle in Kathmandu, a very polluted city, I often come to Shechen Clinic to find herbal remedies. This traditional Tibetan medicine helps me heal faster.” ~Kinji Sherpa, 61, Shechen Clinic patient, Nepal
“A friend recommended Shechen Clinic after my second stroke. I regularly see physiotherapists, and I do the exercises they teach me. Thanks to Karuna-Shechen, I can almost walk normally again.” ~Hari Yadav, 60, farmer, beneficiary of Shechen Clinic, India
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...