Karuna Foundation was established in 2007 by a Dutch entrepreneur. Betteke de Gaay Fortman is director. Together with social entrepreneurs Deepak Sapkota and Yogendra Giri, Karuna Nepal was established and has grown into a local organisation with 60 Nepalese professionals.
The community models developed by Karuna have proven to be (cost-)effective,
innovative and sustainable. The following list shows these acknowledgements: