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.

Women coming together in support of each other

Women coming together in support of each other
The project has maintained and invested in the development of 30 women leaders, all of whom have benefited from on going training and awareness building of domestic violence, human rights, and leadership skills. A further 200 women have benefited in training at grass root level on how to build and maintain Self Help Groups, the Panchayat Raj (village government system) and how to climb out of poverty. (view small | med | large | orig)

Chandrakala Shinde is now part of the village lead

Chandrakala Shinde is now part of the village lead
Chandrakala Shinde is a mother of four and wife of a farm labourer. As a former sub-caste Hindu, Chandrakala was previously completely excluded from any involvement in village social activities. She would never go to local festivals and felt afraid to talk to others in the village for fear of reprisal. Confined to her home, she held deep rooted superstitions and had poor self esteem. Through the project, Chandrakala has attended training programmes on women’s and Dalit rights, the legal system, domestic violence and gender equality. As a result she now sits on the village leadership committee and is one of the project’s thirty Community Leaders. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mrs. Bhagubai Tajanpure with her goats.

Mrs. Bhagubai Tajanpure with her goats.
Photo from Progress Report 'The story of Mrs Bhagubai Ashok Tajanpure' (view small | med | large | orig)

Children's dance in Demul village, Spiti

Children's dance in Demul village, Spiti
Photo from Progress Report 'A further 87 supplementary schools in the Himalayas' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mountains in Spiti

Mountains in Spiti
Photo from Progress Report 'A further 87 supplementary schools in the Himalayas' (view small | med | large | orig)

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