Karuna Trust (KT)
Karuna Trust (KT) believes affordable, ideally free, universal access to health care is the fundamental right of all Indians; such access is a true testimony to the usefulness of all the economic and technological progress India has made.
Karuna Trust has pioneered and implemented a successful Public-Private-Partnership model that helps leverage the government’s significant investment in public health care infrastructure by complementing it with a socially committed, not-for-profit but professionally competent management team.With a prime objective of ‘Reaching the Unreached’ to provide health care to the underserved and the poor in the remote areas, Karuna Trust continues to serve the community it has been serving with renewed vigor and dedication.
Instituted in 1986, Karuna Trust is a public charitable trust affiliated with Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra an Integrated Tribal Development Project located in B R Hills. The Trust began as a response to the high prevalence of Leprosy in Yelandur Taluk, Chamarajanagar district. Over the years, the Trust has expanded its scope of work to Health, Education, Livelihoods and Advocacy areas. Karuna Trust believes in providing need based, people oriented and culturally acceptable methods using appropriate technology with minimum cost to the community.
Vision is for a society in which they strive to provide an equitable and integrated model of health care, education and livelihoods by empowering marginalized people to be self reliant.
Mission is to develop a dedicated service minded team that enables holistic development of marginalized people, through innovative, replicable models with a passion for excellence.