Karuna Trust

Our vision is of a world without prejudice, in which every human being has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or beliefs. We aim to do this by challenging the ignorance and prejudice that trap people in poverty.

A girl sleeping in the bidi-rolling factory

A girl sleeping in the bidi-rolling factory
Until the project set up creches and pre-school facilities, infants and children had to spend all day in the toxic enclosed atmosphere of the factories, which gave them bad health and kept them out of education. Many would start helping their mothers as soon as they are big enough.

Anita in front of bags of tobacco

Anita in front of bags of tobacco
The sacks of tobacco that the women and children roll into cigarettes

Anita Jedgule, bidi-roller

Anita Jedgule, bidi-roller
Anita in the cigaretter 'bidi' rolling factory

A training and empowerment session for Dalit women

A training and empowerment session for Dalit women
Photo from Progress Report 'Dealing with violence against women - update'

Help 10,000 kids escape poverty and child labour

Help 10,000 kids escape poverty and child labour
Donation Options
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?