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...
Four years after two major earthquakes struck Nepal, Karuna-Shechen is still working in affected areas to reduce suffering and build resilience among villagers. Thanks to the tenacity and dedication of our team, and the extraordinary solidarity shown by people worldwide, we have accomplished a great deal since the earthquakes.
But there is still much more work to be done! Our teams on the ground in 58 mountain villages continue to see widespread suffering, and communities still need help to build their resilience and prepare for the future.
Karuna-Shechen remains committed to serving the most vulnerable. Together with our local partners and the villagers, we are focusing our projects in areas of high need and impact: education, solar electrification, food security, health, counter human trafficking, and disaster preparedness.
As we continue to work together for the future of Nepal, our high-impact projects will serve essential needs, increase resilience and sustainability, and prepare villagers to deal with future emergencies. Because of our low overhead, we can continue to impact lives and improve well-being through targeted projects that meet the most pressing needs
We invite you to continue to work with Karuna-Shechen to reduce suffering and improve the lives of people that were impacted by the earthquakes. Your continued and generous support will be invaluable to complete as many projects as possible.
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...