Gelek Wangmo is from a nomadic family living in Eastern Tibet. She, her husband and 2 children escaped to India a few years ago but they are finding it very difficult to find sufficient work to support the family as neither Gelek Wangmo or her husband are educated. It is, for example, very hard for her to find enough money to visit her children at school or bring them home in the school holidays because of the cost of transport. Gelek Wangmo's support is due to finish in April 2016. We would welcome donations to ensure she is fully supported on an ongoing basis.
Tsoyang is 47 and came from Tibet 15 years ago with her husband and daughter. They lived as nomads in Tibet but as a result of China's increasing harrassment of nomads and repression of their way of life Tsoyang and her family fled to India to seek a freer, more peaceful life. Being uneducated though, work has been very hard to find. Tsoyang's husband is much older than her and now 81, needs a lot of care. Her daughter makes clothes and Tsoyang makes food which she sells at the roadside. Its a precarious way to make a living. She would be hugely grateful for sponsorship which would help to bring some stability to the family's income. Applicant February 2016
Sohyal is a 52 year old Tibetan refugee living in Rewalsar. He is very poor and is unable to find work to support himself as employment opportunities are so limited in Rewalsar. We have been told that 'he is a good man but he's looking for someone to help him please'.
Sangyal is 70 years old and used to be a farmer. Now however he has no means of supporting himself financially. He writes ' I would like to say numerous thanks to anyone who can help me'. Applicant September 2015
Ani Sherab Dolma comes from a nomadic family who are all still living in Tibet. To escape religious repression she fled to India but she now has no one to help support her with her small day to day expenses. She writes 'I would be very happy if you can give me a helping hand'. Applicant October 2015
Phuntsok Lhadon escaped religious repression in Tibet to come to India. Her family however remain in Tibet and with no one to help support her she finds her daily expenses difficult to cover. Her only income is from alms left by pilgrims who visit the sacred sites of Rewalsar. She writes ' I would be very glad for any kindness towards me. I hope you will know my problems and help me. Thank you.' Applicant September 2015
Kesang Dolma is 76 years old. She is reliant on donations given by pilgrims to Rewalsar and would very much appreciate sponsorship to help with her day to day living costs. Applicant September 2015
Ani Tsoga became a nun when she was 29 and living in Tibet, and escaped to India in 2000 so that she could pursue a spiritual life free from oppression. She is now 43 and earlier this year had to have an operation because she had a kidney stone and also some complications with her pancreas. It is extremely difficult for her to cover the cost of the medicines she now needs to take to recover fully. She writes 'please help me as I need your helping hand'.
Applicant April 2015
Thinlay Sangpo is a 42 year old monk.He came to India as a refugee in 2007 and is now living in a small monastery in Rewalsar. He has written to us explaining that he especially needs help so that he can study as well as possible. Among other things this means having sufficient money to be able to travel to hear teachings from high lamas. He has no other means of support. He writes ' I pleading you to kindly aid me. I will never forget your kindness and humanitarian heart'.
Spiritual Director: Lama Lhakpa Yeshe
Rewalsar Community Project is part of the Dharmakaya Trust, a charity registered in the UK. (Charity No. 1159260) Dharmakaya Trust Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee. (Company No. 09134040)