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.
Help 10 000 kids escape poverty and child labour
 
$73,606
$6,394
Raised
Remaining
Helping children and their families from 'untouchable' communities in rural India escape poverty, child-labour in 'bidi' cigar factories, and ill-health through education, health care and livelihood support. project reportread updates from the field
Empower girls like Priti in slums in Pune, India
 
$64,161
$5,839
Raised
Remaining
13 year old Priti lives in Burma Cell, a slum of corrugated iron huts in the suburbs of Pune. This empowerment project helps 1,100 girls like Priti take control of their lives each year. Confidence is the key to escaping the poverty cycle of illiteracy, child-labour, child-marriage and ill-health that these girls are trapped in. This project provides the girls with the skills and confidence to engage in society and it challenges traditional views and stereotypes about gender roles. project reportread updates from the field
Help Stop Violence Against Women in India
 
$1,063
$8,937
Raised
Remaining
This project works to empower Dalit and Tribal women's groups to come together to tackle issues of violence against women in India. 70% of Indian women are victims of domestic violence. Reported rapes increased to 33,707 in 2013. Many more cases go unreported and marital rape is not a criminal offence in India. Dalit and Adivasi women are particularly vulnerable to violence due to their low social and economic status. Please help to support women's organisations work on this issue. project reportread updates from the field
Emergency flood relief for villages in Tamil Nadu
 
$1,660
$8,340
Raised
Remaining
This project is providing emergency flood relief for 49 communities seriously affected by the devastating floods in Tamil Nadu, India. Your donations will support the elderly, widows and single parent families who are not able to access to mainstream relief efforts. We have already provided emergency basic food rations and would like to raise more funds to provide medical aid, cooking stoves and basic shelter items. project reportread updates from the field
Educating poor rural children in Goa
 
$50
$52,946
Raised
Remaining
This project works with 120 children and young people from marginalised communities in 15 villages in Goa, India providing a range of educational interventions to increase the number of boys and girls completing primary and secondary education.
Urgent Appeal for Nepal
 
$300
$19,700
Raised
Remaining
Following news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, there is an urgency to respond to the immediate needs of survivors and to support long term recovery efforts. Karuna's partner organisation, Green Tara, runs mother and child health work in the district of Pharphing. The district has been very seriously affected. At the moment we're engaged in urgent relief work of distributing food and shelter, as we build a rehabilitation plan for the project and region. Please give generously. project reportread updates from the field
Building a future for Brick Kiln children in India
 
$0
$34,158
Raised
Remaining
This project helps 741 children who live in the open-air brick factories of Maharashtra, India to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by accessing and benefiting from mainstream education through providing classes and activities from birth to age 14 alongside support for their parents.
Education for 13,000 Children in the High Himalaya
 
$6,374
$14,626
Raised
Remaining
Providing primary education for 13,000 ethnic Tibetan children living in poverty in one of the most isolated and extreme environments in the world: above 10,000 ft in the Indian Himalayas. project reportread updates from the field
Educate and Empower 450 girls in West Bengal
 
$833
$9,167
Raised
Remaining
An entrenched system of patriarchy means that girls are grossly devalued and excluded in key arenas. Education is one such area. This project will empower girls through eradicating current barriers to their education - including young aged pregnancies and child marriage. Girls will be sensitised about their fundamental rights and a mass community awareness-raising campaign to redefine how they are viewed and treated. project reportread updates from the field
Support 5000 women out of sexual & economic abuse
 
$10,433
$0
Raised
Remaining
‘Untouchable’ women face caste-based sexual & economic abuse & domestic violence.The project enables women in 100 villages develop economic independence & raise their voice against injustice. project reportread updates from the field

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