COVID-19 Gender Equality Karuna Projects

“We fear going hungry more than we fear the virus. How can we survive without money?” – Shamina’s Story

The COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent school closures has meant millions of girls living in India and Nepal, like Shamina (pictured above), are blocked from receiving the education they fought so hard to access, putting them at risk of child marriage, trafficking and abuse. Despite huge progress in gender equality and education, the historic challenges …

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Her Education is Life-Saving – Donations still being matched!

Thank you for the already overwhelming response to our Christmas Appeal: Her Education is Life-Saving. This appeal is extra special because anything you give can be doubled. Thank you to everyone who has gotten involved so far. Donations are still being matched, so we’ve taken to the phones – if you’re a regular supporter, you might still …

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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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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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