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Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, provides health care, education, and social services for the under-served people of India, Nepal, and Tibet.

Action for Karuna 2021

This year, the movement of altruistic initiatives is back for the warm days! Create your solidarity project to support Nepal.

Women, LEADERS of change!

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, discover the actions of Karuna in favor of change.


Karuna is a family of people united and committed for 20 years to build a more altruistic world.

Our Environment Our Future

Help Karuan-Shechen improve well-being, raise awareness and reduce the impact of climate change.  Together, lets build a greener world!    


Latest News

Water issues in India: a response adapted to each village

May 31 2021

For many years, Karuna-Shechen has been developing the programme Small money, big change in Northern India - Bihar and Jharkhand. Its aim is to improve the daily lives of people by offering them indiv...

Fighting against the Covid epidemic

May 4 2021

The new wave of the virus shakes India and Nepal   The situation in India is worsening by the day as the second wave of coronavirus hits the country hard. The official death toll in India is ...

Menstrual Hygiene – the impact of a pandemic

April 28 2021

Considered for long - and still - as a taboo, periods more than ever reinforce gender inequality in today’s India. While various governmental and non-governmental initiatives have ameliorated the me...

Rejoignez le mouvement des initiatives solidaires !

April 27 2021

Action for Karuna revient du 24 au 30 mai !  Karuna-Shechen, association fondée par Matthieu Ricard, lance la 4ème édition de ce mouvement d’initiatives solidaires pour soutenir des projets hum...

Action for Karuna – A joyful learning environment for kids in Nepal

April 22 2021

Action for Karuna is a is a project of solidarity initiatives whose main week will take place this year from 24 to 31 May. Anyone can propose a charity initiative or project and collect funds for one ...

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Discover our 2017 Annual Report!

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...