Hunger  India Project #32694

Plant Kitchen Gardens for Mothers in India

A microproject by Karuna-Shechen Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Site Visit Verified
Villagers meeting in Northern India
Villagers meeting in Northern India

To date, the field team in Northern India has been able to:

  • Distribute non-GMO seeds and plants to grow nutritious, organic fruits and vegetable gardens to over 700 mothers and families.
  • Install wells and irrigation systems to sustain the gardens, (please see photos attached of one of the villages who recently installed a water harvesting system.)
  • Teach women and families important agricultural information specific to their geographic regions and help instill ideas of community collaborations to increase long-term sustainability.

“Through this initiative we are seeing an increase in the yield and diversity of vegetables in family meals, which will play a strong role in reducing malnutrition. We are also seeing an increase socialization through the exchange of vegetables with neighbors, a traditional practice that was common a generation ago.” ~Shamsul Akhtar, Karuna-Shechen India Director

During this summer, our field team in India was visited by a representative from GlobalGiving named Akash Pratap Singh Yadav, and he was able to see our kitchen garden projects in action and was able to meet several of the mothers and families involved. We have attached some photos from his visit.

From all of us at Karuna-Shechen we thank you for reaching out across the globe to support our “Plant Kitchen Gardens for Mothers in India” micro project — a perfect example of compassion without borders, and compassion in action!

Villagers assisting w/installation of water system
Villagers assisting w/installation of water system
Digging the hole for the water system
Digging the hole for the water system
One of the mothers who benefited from this project
One of the mothers who benefited from this project
Karuna-Shechen's Honoring Mothers Campaign

Do you have one of those amazing mothers that would do anything for her family? 

In honor of mothers around the world, Karuna-Shechen is launching a special campaign to empower 700 women in the remote, underserved state of Jharkhand, India. 

We have seen the impact kitchen gardens have on the health and wellbeing of entire communities in India. Together, let’s plant more gardens through Karuna-Shechen’s Honoring Mothers Campaign!

Our goal is to raise $7000 by Mother’s Day (May 13, 2018) to help 700 mothers in need plant organic kitchen gardens — a practical, sustainable solution that provides the means to grow nutrient-rich food to reduce malnutrition and improve the quality of life.

Your generous donation can be used to honor a loved one who has been a loving influence in your life! 

Start by going to our project page: Plant Kitchen Gardens for Mothers in India 

  • Make your donation & then check your email.
  • Follow the link to your fillable certificate.
  • Download your certificate and customize. 
  • Print, post or send your certificate to your loved one!

BONUS: Through April 13, GlobalGiving will match donations up to $50 at 50% with $50,000 in matching funds, making your donation go even further.


Please give the gift of nutrition during our Honoring Mothers Campaign. Together let’s raise $7000 for 700 families! 

Thank you,

Grace Alfiero

Karuna-Shechen...Compassion in Action!


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Location: Kew Gardens, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
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Twitter: @KarunaShechen
Project Leader:
Grace Alfiero
Kew Gardens, NY United States

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