November 20 2020
“One of the essential components of happiness can be summed up in three words: altruism, love and compassion. How can we find happiness for ourselves when those around us are constantly suffering? M...
When we touch people’s lives through our humanitarian work in India and Nepal, we are not only improving conditions for the short term — we are also planting seeds of altruism that continue to grow and flourish over time.
Many of the beneficiaries of our projects are touched by the compassion they receive and are inspired to carry it forward. By doing so, they in turn touch the lives of others, who also become inspired to take compassionate action. Thus manifestations of good will spread and work together to help create a more altruistic world.
The following are words from a few of the many people we have helped and inspired to take compassionate action of their own.
Laxmi is a young school girl whose village received support through our Earthquake Rehabilitation program in Nepal. She saw firsthand how compassionate aid can save lives and improve quality of life. Once we repaired her damaged school, Laxmi was able to return to her studies. What has she decided to do with her future? Help others by becoming a nurse!
Dhan Kumari participated in our Kitchen Garden program and learned the importance of growing a variety of vegetables for her family using traditional methods. There is variety and more fresh vegetables in the food her family eats now, making their diets more nutritious. But Dhan Kumari doesn’t want to keep the abundance to herself.
By spending her time and spreading her knowledge, the benefits will continue to grow.
Kesari was selected to take part in our Solar Training program in 2018, and she then returned to her village and began her new life as a certified solar technician. Not only has Kesari received opportunity to improve her own quality of life, but now she is spreading light –literally — throughout her village. So far, she has given over a hundred village families the means to safely light their homes. As a bearer of light in her community, Kesari is committed to improving the living conditions of others.
Let’s continue to work together to expand altruism and create a better world.
November 9 2020
Jharkhand, the "Land of Forests", is a state in North-East India, born from a separation with the neighboring state of Bihar in 2000. Though rich in nature and landscapes, this region is afflicted by ...
October 28 2020
“Karuna-Shechen breaks taboos on what rural women can and cannot do, thus changing attitudes. As Dalai Lama often points out, we more than ever need empathy, altruism and compassion: that is why it ...
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...