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Who are Karuna Action?

Karuna Action was founded in 1988 with a vision to meet the needs of the poor and the eradication of extreme poverty. This began in partnership with local churches in Sri Lanka. Since then we have grown and diversified our work, we have partners in many countries around the world and have supported hundreds of projects in 19 countries worldwide.

We are a voice of justice
for the oppressed, ending
poverty through compassion
in sustainable communities
and bringing the message of the
gospel to a new generation.

We operate through relationship by partnering with people and churches around the globe that have a vision to personally connect with the poor. Our partnerships are a two-way relationship, functioning from biblical foundations. Working on this basis often means the projects we support continue for many years. We are not interested in the ‘quick fix’, we exist to see extreme poverty eradicated through sustainable, relational projects. We believe this is how we can change lives and transform communities.

Ka·ru·na [kah r-u nuh] is a Sanskrit word for Compassion:
A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

Com·pas·sion = [kah r-u nuh]
Merciful, understanding, love, humanity, kindness.