Installing solar light inside a village home Our solar technician works on a solar panel Villagers take solar sets home in their dokos Villagers collect solar sets during distribution

Karuna-Shechen

Org #18177
Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Site Visit Verified
2000
year founded
$86,773
raised on GlobalGiving
1
year fundraising
1
projects funded

Mission

With the goal of helping under-served communities in India, Nepal, and Tibet receive the vital services they need, Karuna-Shechen was founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard (www.matthieuricard.org), renown TED speaker, author, and humanitarian. We strive to reduce inequalities and work toward a fairer and more compassionate world. We trust that communities can be lifted out of poverty, that change is possible, and that the well-being of every individual, regardless of race, gender, class, or caste, is essential. We believe that building on local strengths and knowledge is the most efficient way to respond to the specific needs and aspirations of our beneficiaries. Rooted in the ideal of "... read more

Projects (4)

Project Leaders
Melanie Steele
Melanie Steele
Melanie Steele2
Melanie Steele2
Grace Alfiero
Grace Alfiero
Team
Vivian Kurz
Organization Information
109 Mowbray Drive
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
United States
17188468981

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 7631851281
Organization Information
109 Mowbray Drive
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
United States
17188468981

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE# 7631851281

Project Reports

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Jan 5, 2019
Safe & Clean Solar Light in the Mountains of Nepal
Thanks to your support, Karuna-Shechen is bringing light to remote mountain villages in Nepal that have been without electricity – until now! The Chepangs and Tamangs are ethnic groups who live...
Jan 3, 2019
Growing Food and Strengthening Communities!
Women in remote villages in Northern India are growing more than nutritious fruits and vegetables for their families – they are also increasing their confidence and building community...
Nov 12, 2018
The Gift of Play and Yoga for Children in India
Karuna-Shechen has two updates for this report. The first update relates to a recent workshop provided in early fall, and the second update refers to our Yoga for Karuna project. 1.) Meet Daulaut...
 
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