Tibet Foundation

Give Elders Dignity (1 year)

"Give Elders Dignity" project aims to help the elderly Tibetan community in India, Nepal and Tibet.

This project aims to address the immediate hardship of elder like Jampa Kunga (pictured) as well as the long-term needs of elders in general.

Jampa Kunga, 89 years old and single, left Tibet in 1959 as a resistance fighter and later joined the army in India, hoping to fight and return back to his homeland. Now in his late 80s, Jampa is seriously ill with growing health issues, including a kidney complaint, unsteady knees and frequent backaches, in addition to his poor vision and some old wounds to his feet. Currently bedridden, Jampa was admitted to the Doegu Yugalling Old People’s Home in Herbertpur, northern India, for more than 20 years. He still misses and talks about his only sister in Tibet, of whom he has heard nothing since 1959.

£600 could provide food and basic care for an elder for a year. 

Price: £ 600.00

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