Category: Humanitarian actions

A donation of 1000 € per year + 3% of each jewel you buy

Because we need to be meaningfull, because we care about those developing countries, we commit ourselves by donating 1000 € per year to humanitarian projects in the Himalayan regions, through the NGO Karuna Sheshen. In addition to this, 3% of each jewel that YOU purchase is donated to this organization and you contribute directly to support local people. This is the case, even during private sales and promotions. We haven't increased our prices because of this coomitment and do not intend to. We are aiming at fair prices for a fair trade and to support ethical fashion.

Humanitarian action 2024

Humanitarian action 2024

Despite the difficulties and the economic slowdown that we are all feeling, we continue to strive towards a fairer world, by sharing our resources.

This year we are supporting the fight against precariousness in India and Nepal. It's via the humanitarian association Karuna Shechen, founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard that we act. We chose this organization for its low operating costs and its targeted field actions.

In May 2024, we made a donation of €1000 to support this humanitarian organization.

The different Humanitarian Actions

Health and hygiene

Save lives, alleviate suffering and preserve the health of the most vulnerable. In India as in Nepal, the regions in which we operate are faced with significant lack of access to care, both materially, geographically and financially.

  • 73 patients listened to and treated
  • 17 women made aware of menstrual hygiene
  • 22 animals treated

Education

Strengthen access to quality education for all. Education is not only a means of improving living conditions, but also a tool for the overall development of the individual. It is a key factor in promoting equality and autonomy.

  • 8 children in kindergarten class
  • 14 students supported in their education
  • 700 adults in literacy classes

Food Safety

Fight against malnutrition through environmentally friendly food.
Food security is defined by physical, social and economic access to sufficient, quality and nutritious food that supports a healthy and active life.

  • 256 villagers cultivate a vegetable garden
  • 636 households equipped with drip irrigation
  • 10 wells and 12 ponds provide better access to water

Economic development

Empowerment to be actors of change. People in rural or mountainous regions of India and Nepal lack suitable training, job opportunities and support.

  • 498 financial aid for the creation of a micro-enterprise
  • 591 young people in computer class
  • 474 women trained in crafts

Environmental

Promote practices that respect the environment and living things. . The effects of climate change are already at work in our regions of intervention: severe droughts and torrential rains follow one another, strongly impacting the most vulnerable populations, without the means to adapt.

  • 9 trees planted and maintained
  • 17 jute bags distributed
  • 23 people made aware of eco-responsible attitudes
Humanitarian action India OMYOKI

Food/Water Support in India

This year we are supporting food security and better management of the water crisis in India. It is via the humanitarian association Karuna Shechen, founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard that we act. We chose this organization for its low operating costs and its targeted field actions.

In August 2022, we donated €1250 to support this project.

Malnutrition in India

Malnutrition in India in 2022

It mainly affects children under 5 and women. Karuna Shechen's project operates in two states in the north of the country, Bihar and Jharkhand. Malnutrition is almost irreversible in children and transcends the stages of adolescence and adulthood. Severe lack of food is the cause of high mortality and morbidity in these two states.

India's water crisis

Since the early 2000s, the state of Bihar has experienced significant water crisis. In Jharkhand, about a third of the surface and ground water comes out of the region. The consequences are wells and water reserves completely dried up, from November to February, in both states.

The actions of the association

Malnutrition actions

To ensure the food security of the poorest, Karuna Shechen deploys several micro-programs to install:

  • vegetable gardens,
  • nutritional gardens,
  • drip irrigation,
  • well,
  • retention ponds,
  • small dams,
  • culvert construction

Farmers receive drip irrigation kits, including a 500 liter water tank, as well as vegetable and fruit seeds and seedlings with unique registration. They are also trained in mushroom cultivation and organic compost management.

Water actions

To boost water harvesting Karuna-Shechen installs rainwater harvesting systems, a traditional technique that turns rain into a reliable source of water for families' domestic and non-drinking needs. Teams in India are installing 1000 liter water tanks in schools and villages, as well as 500L domestic tanks next to homes for families, for laundry, sanitation and watering vegetable gardens. To help farmers during the dry season, drip irrigation systems have been introduced, so they can use water efficiently while growing more crops (65-75%), less weeding (80% savings). A suitable solution is offered to each farmer, depending on the layout of his land (well, reservoir).

In 2021, 320 people benefited from this program!

Support for Nepal - covid 19

Support for Nepal - covid 19

This year we have decided to donate €1000 to the humanitarian association Chay Ya. This donation helps finance an effective and direct “field” aid program to deal with covid 19 in Nepal. Chay Ya has a main antenna in Nepal, with Nepalese staff and volunteers and several fundraising antennas in Europe, the USA, etc.

Until 2020 we supported the Karuna Sheshen association but unfortunately many projects are suspended because the association employs several Westerners who were unable to continue their actions on the spot. The Chay Ya association has a network of local volunteers in the seven Nepalese provinces, which makes it possible to act in an emergency and to face an evolving situation.

Chay Ya is our choice for this year because she has excellent field actions, because these operating costs are extremely low (2% administrative level) and because she works with serious partners like UNICEF Nepal or national hospitals. on large-scale projects.

Here's a very simple pdf table allowing you to see how the funds of the aid project in Nepal are used - covid 19.

To find out more information about covid-19 actions in Nepal, you can click here and on ongoing covid-19 actions in Nepal, click here.

Omyoki Humanitarian Commitments

Omyoki sponsors humanitarian action in India and Nepal

Omyoki supports local people in India and Nepal and supports the NGO Karuna Shechen, founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard.

A donation of 1000 € per year + 3% of each jewel you buy

Because we need to be meaningfull, because we care about those developing countries, we commit ourselves by donating 1000 € per year to humanitarian projects in the Himalayan regions, through the NGO Karuna Sheshen. In addition to this, 3% of each jewel that YOU purchase is donated to this organization and you contribute directly to support local people. This is the case, even during private sales and promotions. We haven't increased our prices because of this coomitment and do not intend to. We are aiming at fair prices for a fair trade and to support ethical fashion.

Our jewelery is mostly made in India and Nepal, this is why we chose an NGO focused on these two countries, and with very low operating costs (8%). Karuna Shechen focuses on the following main actions:

Empowering women
Job creation, training, advice and support.
communities
For empowerment and empowerment of communities.
Educations
Construction or consolidation of schools, children's education plan ...
Health
Through medical centers, mobile clinics and medical camps.

Some projects in pictures

Balance sheet of actions