For 20 years, Karuna-Shechen has been working to break the cycle of extreme poverty and to develop the full potential of the poorest women, men and children in India, Nepal and Tibet.
The families we support live in remote rural areas where they have little or no access to health services, quality education or economic opportunities.
We support these people by empowering them, to be agents of their own development and enhance their resilience. This is how they move towards a better future.
More than 446,000 people and 17,500 animals benefited from our support in 2021.
Health & hygiene
Saving lives, alleviating suffering and preserving the health of the most vulnerable.
In India as in Nepal, the regions in which we work have limited material,
financial and geographic access to health care
Strengthening access to quality education for all.
Education is not only a means of improving living conditions, but also a tool for the overall development of the individual. It is a key factor in promoting equality and autonomy.
in their schooling
to read and write
Fighting malnutrition while respecting the environment.
Malnutrition encompasses both undernutrition and overnutrition, two phenomena that coexist in India and Nepal, countries that are currently experiencing a two-speed growth.
use drip irrigation
the Covid emergency
Empowerment to be agents of change. People in rural and mountainous regions of India and Nepal lack job opportunities, training, and support.
for a micro-business
Promoting practices respectful of nature and life. The effects of climate change are already at work in our regions of intervention severe droughts and torrential rains follow one another, strongly impacting the poorest populations, who have no means to adapt.
with solar energy
Supporting innovative programs of inspiring organisations.
Since 2020, Karuna-Shechen has been committed to supporting and co-constructing innovative and collaborative projects that are aligned with our missions and values.
in resilience tools
of better health
Our programs are based on intervention methods that guide our actions and permeate every employee in the field.