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Supporting Tibet and Nepal

Our mission is to support Tibetan, Newar and Nepalese artisans and continue to find a market for their hand crafted goods.  We also assist Tibetan and human rights charities with direct financial support.

Many people ask us why our products do not come from Tibet.  It is not an easy answer.  Tibet is not free.  The products sold and made in what was once a free Tibet are often made in Chinese factories and none of the revenue benefits Tibetans.  We employ Tibetan, Newar and Nepalese artisans who have been involved in creating traditional items for generations.  Our goal is to ensure that these traditional crafts remain viable in the 21st centry and beyond by continuing to find markets for these traditional goods.  Please visit the sites below to find out how you can help Tibetans in Tibet and living in exile. 

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Supporting Children in Kathmandu

Ambika

BIRTHDAY: April 29th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Both Ambika and her sister Ganga are supported by HCC. They were brought to the orphanage at the ages of three and five when their father passed away and their mother remarried. The new husband did not want to support the children of...Read More »


Angila

BIRTHDAY: April 21st

PERSONAL HISTORY: We met Angila in 2008 when she was about to start kindergarten.  Her story is common here in Nepal.  According to Angila’s documents, she was found by the police and has no family or ties; however, we have recently discovered that her mother is alive. Through family...Read More »


Anukaran

BIRTHDAY: September 6th

PERSONAL HISTORY: We know very little about Anukaran’s history. In 2007, he was found by a small orphanage in the countryside that did not have space for him and sent him to Balmandir. When he was found along with another girl, he knew nothing to tell...Read More »


Arjun

BIRTHDAY: April 12th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Arjun has been with HCC since he was in the second or third grade. He has now finished tenth grade and has completed his School Leaving Certificate (SLC), a requirement to pursue his studies further. His sister, Binita, is also with HCC and has just completed...Read More »


Arun

BIRTHDAY: December 23rd

PERSONAL HISTORY: Arun is from the Mt. Makalu region of Nepal, east of Everest. His father was killed during the civil war period by the government. After his father’s death, Arun’s mother abandoned him and moved to another village. The district office in that region then sent...Read More »


Arya

BIRTHDAY: June 16th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Arya was found discarded in the road by police in Kathmandu when she was about four years old and was brought to Balmandir Orphanage. She could not communicate anything of substance about her family, so there is nothing further about her in the records. Since...Read More »


Barsa Rai

BIRTHDAY: April 18th

PERSONAL HISTORY: According to the records at the orphanage, Barsa’s father died and her mother abandoned her so that she could elope with another man. Her grandmother tried to care for her but was destitute. She asked the government to shetler Barsa, and so she was placed...Read More »


Bhim

BIRTHDAY: November 28th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Bhim was born in the Bardiya district of Nepal. His father died when he was very young, and the family fell into extreme poverty. His mother could no longer feed or care for Bhim, so she placed him in the Balmandir Orphanage when...Read More »


Bina

BIRTHDAY: November 5th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Bina’s father was murdered by Maoists shortly before her younger sister Bipana was born. Her mother had no means to care for either sister, and the girls were placed in a boarding school where they were used as laborers instead of being educated. In April...Read More »


Binita

BIRTHDAY: July 22nd

PERSONAL HISTORY: According to orphanage records, Binita’s father was kidnapped and killed by Maoists during the insurgency in Nepal. Her mother, then destitute and ill, asked the government to shelter Binita and her siblings, and they were placed at Balmandir Orphanage. Binita’s younger sister still stays at...Read More »


Binusha

BIRTHDAY: January 19th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Both Binusha’s mother and father died when she was an infant.  As a result, she and her brother were cared for by an aunt for a period of time. However, her aunt was desperately impoverished, unable to care for either child, and requested that the...Read More »


Bipana

BIRTHDAY: December 20th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Bipana’s father was murdered by Maoists shortly before she was born. Her mother had no means to care for her and her elder sister Bina, and the girls were placed in a boarding school where they were used as laborers instead of being educated. In April...Read More »


Bishnu

BIRTHDAY: July 30th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Both Bishnu and his younger brother Nikesh were orphaned after their mother and father died. Their uncle had been paying for Bishnu’s education but after tenth grade could no longer afford it. Nikesh, who has been with HCC for several years, approached us...Read More »


Chadani

BIRTHDAY: December 25th

PERSONAL HISTORY:  Chadani was abandoned as an infant and nothing is known of her parents or any relatives. She comes from the town of Belhiya in Rupandehi district which is situated in the west of Nepal. Belhiya is a border town and as such is...Read More »


Chet

BIRTHDAY: March 30th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Chet’s father died when she was young, and her mother could not care for her. She was sent to Balmandir Orphanage at a very young age, along with her older sister Nari. Starting in April 2000, for three years, Chet and Nari attended...Read More »


Dinesh

BIRTHDAY: May 3rd

PERSONAL HISTORY: I was born in Kavrepalanchok, which is a village 250 kilometers from Kathmandu.  There were 7 of us in my family and I was the 2nd youngest followed by my younger brother Gita.  When I was 4 years old, an astrologer said that my father would...Read More »


Dipesh

BIRTHDAY: August 21st

PERSONAL HISTORY: Dipesh, which means “Lord of Light” in Nepali,   joined our HCC family in 2011.  In 2005, his family was living in a small apartment in Kathmandu, when his father abandoned Dipesh and his mother.  His mother remarried and Dipesh was brought to the orphanage in...Read More »


Direndra

Birthday- May 2

PERSONAL HISTORY: No official documents exist for his date of birth. He was brought by a village neighbor to the Bal Mandir orphanage in 2008 at the age of 7. He was born in Mugu (Northern part of Nepal). According to the local paper, he...Read More »


Ganga

Birthday- July 19

PERSONAL HISTORY: Ganga was an abandoned child in the Thapa district, in the Eastern part of Nepal. She was found when she was 2 and 1/2 years old and was brought to Bal Mandir orphanage. She has an older sister named Ambika who attends...Read More »


Giri Raj

BIRTHDAY:  April 25th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Giri’s father died when he was very young, leaving his mother, an older sister and two younger brothers destitute. In order to survive, his mother abandoned the children so that another man would marry her. The government placed Giri and his two younger...Read More »


Harsha

BIRTHDAY: Ddecember 4th
PERSONAL HISTORY: As a toddler, Harsha’s father abandoned him, his mother and his twin sister in the province of Darchula, Katmandu. The mother was economically devastated and developed a serious illness. Unable to care for Pushpa and Harsha, their brother  placed them  at Balmandir Orphanage...Read More »

Jasmati

BIRTHDAY:  April 1st

PERSONAL HISTORY: When Jasmati was five years old her mother died of tuberculosis. Her father is visually impaired and unable to care for her, so she was placed in Balmandir Orphanage when she was 6 years old. Jasmati has an older sister named Ganga who...Read More »


Jeewan

BIRTHDAY:  April 13th

PERSONAL HISTORY: There is no record of Jeewan’s parent’s names, but we do know that Jeewan’s father died when he was very young and that his mother was mentally ill. The government removed Jeewan and put him in the orphanage when he was a toddler. He has no...Read More »


Kabita

 

BIRTHDAY:  December 1st

PERSONAL HISTORY: Kabita is an unwanted third daughter of an extremely poor family from a remote village east of Katmandu. She is the victim of a culture that values sons. Sometime after her little brother was born, it was decided that the family could not...Read More »


Kamala

Birthday- January 15

PERSONAL HISTORY: Kamala is a new addition to the HCC family, just joining us on October 19, 2012.  She had been living in Balmandir orphanage since she was 4 or 5 years old.  She thinks that her mother has been dead for some time.  While she...Read More »


Kashi Maya

BIRTHDAY:  November 16th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Although the personal records from the orphanage are sketchy, we know that Kashi’s father died and her mother eloped with another man. Kashi was probably abandoned by her mother because culturally, in Nepal, a man will seldom accept another man’s children as his...Read More »


Khil Bhadur

BIRTHDAY:  June 22nd

PERSONAL HISTORY: According to available records, Khil’s father died in a mining explosion while working at the Bhotekoshi project. His mother became mentally ill and unable to care for Khil and his two younger brothers, so they were all placed at the orphanage. One brother...Read More »


Koshis

BIRTHDAY: April 1st

PERSONAL HISTORY: Although the personal records from the orphanage are incomplete, we know that Koshis’ father died and his mother eloped with another man. Koshis was probably abandoned by his mother because culturally, in Nepal, a man will seldom accept another man’s children as his...Read More »


Laxmi

BIRTHDAY: December 19th

PERSONAL HISTORY: According to the records at the orphanage, Laxmi’s father died when she was very young. Her mother was then destitute and was unable to care for the child; Laxmi was abandoned. Someone brought Laxmi to the orphanage. Since then, her mother has visited...Read More »


Man Bhadur

BIRTHDAY: November 28th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Man’s family was killed in a landslide when he was a baby.  He has no memory of them, but recently discovered the name of the village in a very poor part of Western Nepal where he was born.  He is a member of the...Read More »


Mun Maya

BIRTHDAY: October 25th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Mun Maya started with HCC 9 years ago when she was 10 years old.  She was sent to the Bal Mandir orphanage at age 6, after the death of her father.  Her mother remarried, and as is common in Nepal, the mother’s new family did...Read More »


Manoj

BIRTHDAY: April 18th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Manoj’s parents are unknown. According to the orphanage’s scant records, Manoj was about three or four years old when he was found wandering in the streets of Kathmandu by police. He was placed with a social group who brought him to the Balmandir...Read More »


Monika

BIRTHDAY: July 4th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Monika was abandoned as an infant and nothing is known of her parents or any relatives. She was admitted to Bal Mandir on the advice of the District Work Committee in Chitwan, a village to the south of Nepal where she is from. In 2011, the...Read More »


Nari Maya

BIRTHDAY: March 28th

PERSONAL HISTORY: According to the records at the orphanage, Nari’s father died when she was very young. Her mother was then destitute. The mother abandoned Nari so that she could remarry. A relative brought her and her sister Chet to the orphanage. Both Chet and...Read More »


Nikesh

BIRTHDAY: July 17th

PERSONAL HISTORY: According to the orphanage’s scant records, Nikesh’s father died when he was very young. His mother was destitute and abandoned him so that she could marry another man. The police brought Nikesh and his brother Bishnu to the Bal Mandir Orphanage. He does...Read More »


Pratima

BIRTHDAY: February 16th

PERSONAL HISTORY: We know that Pratima was found abandoned on the road by patrolling police in the Basundhara area of Kathmandu. At that time, Pratima was about two and ½ years old and she was brought to the Bal Mandir orphanage by the police. .

WHAT...Read More »


Prem

BIRTHDAY: August 19th

PERSONAL HISTORY: As a baby, Prem’s father abandoned the family. His struggling mother began to abuse alcohol, and she eventually abandoned him at the side of the road. He was found by a walking municipal worker, who had him admitted to the orphanage at age 4.

WHAT MAKES ME...Read More »


Puspa

BIRTHDAY:January 4th

PERSONAL HISTORY: As a toddler, Puspa’s father abandoned her mother and twin brother in the province of Darchula, Kathmandu. The mother was economically devastated and developed a serious illness. Unable to care for Puspa or Harsha, they were placed at Bal Mandir orphanage at age...Read More »


Ram

BIRTHDAY: November 10th

PERSONAL HISTORY:  Ram’s father died when he was a baby, and while we do not know for sure, it seems from the records  that his mother has also passed away since then.  He was admitted to Balmandir in 2000 by relatives who are said to have brought...Read More »


Rina

BIRTHDAY: July 1st

PERSONAL HISTORY: After the disappearance of her father, her mother could not take care of her children. She has one younger brother and two elder sisters and since  the elder sisters refused to be in the orphanage, she was admitted by herself at the age of...Read More »


Rupesh

BIRTHDAY: January 9th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Rupesh’s parents are unknown. According to the orphanage’s scant records, Rupesh was about five years old when he was found by police wandering in the streets of Kathmandu. He was placed with a social group that brought him to the orphanage. He has...Read More »


Sadhana

BIRTHDAY: March 17th

PERSONAL HISTORY: As a baby, Sadhana was found on the side of the road in Katmandu, and she has no known relatives except an older sister (“Shrishti”) who was also abandoned and brought to Bal Mandir orphanage.  After she settled in at the School in...Read More »


Saraswoti

BIRTHDAY: February 12th

PERSONAL HISTORY:  When Saraswoti was just a baby, her father passed away.  Her mother and their family could not afford to feed her, so they gave her to the orphanage in hopes of a better life for her.  She was living in the orphanage from the age...Read More »


Sankar

BIRTHDAY: February 19th

PERSONAL HISTORY: According to available records, Shankar’s father died in a mining explosion while working at the Bhotekoshi project. His mother became mentally ill and unable to care for Shankar and his two brothers, so they were all placed at the Balmandir Orphanage. One brother...Read More »


Shristi

BIRTHDAY: July 6th 

PERSONAL HISTORY:  Shristi and her younger sister Sadhana, also in the HCC program, were found abandoned on the side of the road in Kathmandu by the police when they were babies, she was only three years old.  They have an aunt and an uncle in...Read More »


Sonu

 

BIRTHDAY: March 30th

PERSONAL HISTORY: As toddler, Sonu was abandoned in the Gaurigaun province of Gaushala, Katmandu. She was discovered by a patrolling policeman and subsequently was not claimed by any relatives. She was placed in the orphanage at age 3. Sonu has no memories of her family...Read More »


Suman

BIRTHDAY: February 16th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Suman is an orphan whose parents are both dead. He and his three sisters were all was found discarded in the road by patrolling police in Kathmandu when they were very young and they all were brought to Bal Mandir orphanage. They have...Read More »


Sunita

BIRTHDAY:December 28th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Sunita was found discarded in the road by patrolling police in Kathmandu when she was about 5 years old, and was brought to the orphanage. Her father died when she was very young, and her mother could not care for her. She has no...Read More »


Tashi

BIRTHDAY: March 19th

PERSONAL HISTORY: There are very few records that tells us about Tashi’s origin and she doesn’t remember how she landed in the orphanage. She has no relatives that come to get her during the holidays. She has spent 5 years in the orphanage and joined...Read More »


Tenzing

BIRTHDAY: July 1st

PERSONAL HISTORY: Tenzing has a father who lives in Kathmandu in poverty.  His mother and father got separated when he was very small. Later, he and his brother was brought to the orphanage by his mother since she could not take care of them.His brother...Read More »


Tripti

BIRTHDAY: March 30th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Tripti, which means “satisfaction” in Nepali, was born in the outskirts of Kathmandu near Kopan.  She was abandoned by her family and given to the Balmandir orphanage after her father died in a farming accident.  Her mother is alive somewhere, but she doesn’t know her.  She lived...Read More »


Tulshi

 

BIRTHDAY: March 29th

PERSONAL HISTORY: Tulshi was born on January 21 in Myagdi (Western part of Nepal). According to the local paper, there was no one to look after Tulsi and her elder sister as ther mother married to another man after her father died.  So, both of them...Read More »

 

Dear Members of the Dharma Shop,
 
On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Tibet Fund, thank you so much for sponsorship donation to support monk Lobsang Dorjee, code #16002 at Sera Jhe Monastery in South India.
 
Your support will make a big difference in the life of your sponsored monk Lobsang, both now and in the future.  By becoming a sponsor, you are ensuring that he will have healthy meals, adequate healthcare and a solid education to fulfill his dream of following a spiritual path that will someday contribute to peace in the world.
 
Kindly find attached personal biography of your sponsored monk.   Please use his name and code numbers for all future correspondence. Ifyou have any questions about him, please contact Geshe Karma Gelek/Director at: sjhcc@yahoo.co.uk
 
For more information about Sera Jhe Monastery, please visit their site www.serajhehealth.org
 
Postal mail to:    Lobsang Dorjee, code #16002
                                C/o Geshe Karma Gelek/Director
SERA JHE HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
(Community & Social Development Undertaking)
PO Bylakuppe-571104, Mysore Dist.,(K.S.) India.
Office Tel no. 0091 8223 258672/258388

Again, thank you for your kind support of needy Tibetan refugee monk in India.
 
With best wishes,
 
Yangzom
The Tibet Fund



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