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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A loving home – ‘Bhalobasha’

I’m recently back from a visit to India where I spent time with several of the projects which Karuna funds. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting ‘Bhalobasha’ a project for children with learning and physical disabilities and their families in rural West Bengal. Disabled children are extremely marginalised, often misunderstood and mistreated …

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