January 14 2019
Karuna-Shechen's co-founders, Matthieu Ricard and Rabjam Rinpoche, recently visited our new home for the elderly in Nepal, which had to be re-built after earthquakes hit the country in 2015. "There...
Karuna-Shechen develops and manages humanitarian and development programs that help underserved and disadvantaged communities in northern India, Nepal, and eastern Tibet reach their full potential and create a better future.
We provide vulnerable populations access to health care, education and vocational training, clean water, solar electricity, and other sustainable solutions that support and improve their livelihoods.
Our comprehensive development and humanitarian strategy is based on active community participation, women’s empowerment, and the preservation of local natural resources, expertise, and culture. We strive to create projects that are sustainable models so that they can be duplicated and continued in the future without external intervention.
Karuna-Shechen works with local partners and teams to ensure that the programs it develops respond to the specific needs and aspirations of the communities it serves.
With its staff in direct contact with the populations involved in the projects, Karuna-Shechen’s activities have a significant impact on individuals, their families, and their communities.
Each year, 250,000 people in the himalayan regions benefit from our work.
December 4 2018
Small Changes, Big Impact A small change in a remote village can make a world of difference. In this interview, Sanjeev Pradhan, our director in Nepal, explains our strategy and the impact of our eff...
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...