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...
Together, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people over the years. Life is now safer, healthier, and happier for each of them.
As we reflect on this impressive number, we embrace new opportunities to increase health, opportunity, and equality for many more people in Nepal and India. We have identified needs in the communities we serve, and we are committed to working together to make a lasting difference for more people moving forward.
EDUCATION is the key. In remote villages where schools are underfunded and neglected, we’re providing the support essential for students to learn and thrive — from preschoolers to women who are reading words for the first time in their lives.
BASIC HEALTH CARE is out of reach — geographically and financially — for many villagers. That is why our mobile health clinics are in such demand, and why we are increasing our services this year to include expanded dental outreach, traditional medicine such as acupuncture, and veterinary services for animals.
THE ENVIRONMENT is at the forefront of many of our efforts. Rainwater harvesting, solar electricity, and organic gardens are not only good for the earth, they improve the health and wellbeing of villagers — a win-win for all. Working with local partners, we promote green awareness campaigns and train villagers in environmentally sustainable practices.
WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT is in its infancy in India and Nepal. We are pushing it forward by opening conversations and reducing stigma around women’s issues, increasing awareness and safety, and providing training aimed at economic independence and self-sufficiency.
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Together, we can meet the opportunities to reach more people in need. Thank you for taking an active role to improve and save the lives of the people of the Himalayas.
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...