COVID-19 Karuna Projects

Coronavirus Crisis Appeal Update

In March, we asked for help to provide emergency relief to those on the front line of the crisis in India and Nepal, in the form of food, sanitation equipment, masks and more.  The response was amazing –  £200,000 was donated and, over the past two months, my team and I have been doing everything we …

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Fundraising Karuna Projects

DFID merger with FCO

At Karuna, we share the concern expressed by many in the Overseas Aid community about yesterday’s announcement of the planned merger of DFID with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Since DFID was founded in May 1997, it has supported many wonderful projects which address the needs of people from marginalised communities in different parts of …

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Buddhism Karuna Team

Slowing Down at Home

Erika – Karuna Digital Fundraiser This time last year I had it in my mind as a sure thing that I’d be on the Karuna team retreat 2019. I’d have Kes, my son, weaned. He’d be sleeping separately and I’d be back to pre-baby ways of doing what I wanted in the timeframe I planned. …

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Karuna Projects Karuna Team Livelihoods Odisha

Visiting New Work in Odisha

Written by Head of Programmes – Suddhaka. In October I had the chance to visit the newly established Karuna livelihoods project in Odisha. The project covers 15 villages in the remote forested hill district of Daringbadi, sometimes known as the Kashmir of Odisha because of its natural beauty. The area is populated by people from …

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