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Founded by Matthieu Ricard and ideally rooted in altruism, Karuna-Shechen offers the most disadvantaged and remote communities in northern India, Nepal and eastern Tibet the means to build the future to which they aspire.

Each year, 250,000 people benefit from our projects. We offer them health, education and training services, as well as access to drinking water, solar electricity and many other innovative and sustainable solutions aimed at improving their living conditions.

Our development approach focuses on education and the active participation of villagers, especially women, as well as the preservation of natural resources and local know-how.

Motivated by "compassion in action", we help others with joy and determination by cultivating altruism in our hearts and actions.

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