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Tibetan Elders in Exile


These Tibetan elders and elder monks and nuns fled their homelands seeking religious freedom. Now they find themselves entering their old age in refugee communities that cannot easily support them and provide needed medical care.

Your sponsorship of $25 per month provides a Tibetan Elder in exile with meals, housing, personal services, and health care. Correspondence with the Elders is limited by their advanced age and need for assistance with translation.






Sponser lay or monk elder Name: Sonam Sangpo , Male
Code: c/o HN-3
Resides: TDL Camp No. 13, H.No. 24
DOB: 1941 (?)

Sonam Sangpo escaped from Tibet into India in 1959. Like many Tibetan refugees, he worked for many years as a laborer, constructing roads. Living at low altitude, he contracted tuberculosis at an early age. He also has poor eyesight, and he lives alone, without a family to care for him.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: Tsering Dekey , Female
Code: c/o Dawa
Resides: Camp No. 6, H.No. 54, Tibetan Colony
DOB: 1923

Tsering Dekey has become blind, ill, and helpless in her old age. She lost her sight seven years ago and is cared for by her daughter, Dawa. Dawa is poor herself and has three children. We are seeking a sponsor so that Tsering Dekey can live out her years with a calm heart, knowing that she is not a burden to her daughter and grandchildren.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: PD, Female
Code: TEN_1974-2009PD
Resides: Southern India
DOB: 1974

PD is 35 years old, yet she has special needs. She suffers from mental illness, which prevents her from working and requires frequent medical supervision. We are seeking a sponsor for PD and her husband, KP, as well as for their two children.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: KP, Male
Code: TEN_1960-2009KP
Resides: Southern India
DOB: 1960

KP is 49 years old and is married to PD, who has special needs. PD suffers from mental illness, and KP therefore has responsibility for providing for the entire family. He works hard, but his income does not stretch to cover all the expenses of his wife's treatment. We are seeking a sponsor for KP and his wife, PD, as well as for their two children.


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Tibetan Elders in Tibet


These Tibetan elders reside in nomadic villages on the Tibetan Plateau. None of them have adult children living with them who can help them or care for them in their old age. They live in poverty and sometimes go days without an adequate meal.

Your sponsorship of $25 per month provides these Tibetan Elders with regular meals, warm clothing, and basic Tibetan medicines. Correspondence with these elders is severely limited due to their location.



Sponser lay or monk elder Name: B, Female
Code: TEN_1945-2009B
Resides: Tibet
DOB: 1945

B is 64 years old, although she looks far younger. She lives in a small tent with very few furnishings. Your sponsorship will add nutritious food to her diet and keep her warm during the cold winter months.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: G, Female
Code: TEN_1929-2009G
Resides: Tibet
DOB: 1929

G is 80 years old, yet she is cheerful and vigorous. She wears sunglasses to prevent further deterioration of her vision in the harsh sun of her high altitude home. G lives in a tent constructed of many patchwork fabrics. She likes to cook, and your support will provide her with nourishing ingredients and fuel for her kitchen.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: C, Female
Code: TEN_1938-2008C
Resides: Tibet
DOB: 1938

C is 70 years old and lives with S, her roommate, who is 83 years old. They keep their mud hut with its dirt floor neat and tidy, but do not have means to buy food and fuel.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: P, Female
Code: TEN_1931-2008P
Resides: Tibet
DOB: 1931

P is 77 years old and walks with a stick, slightly bent over by her years. Her weathered smile and cheery attitude match the sparse beauty of her homeland in the high plateau.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: KD, Female
Code: TEN_1933-2008KD
Resides: Tibet
DOB: 1933

KD is a 75 year old woman. She is neat and tidy and lives heartily, sleeping on mats and pillows on the floor of a small mud hut lined with rugs and canvas bags.


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Sponser lay or monk elder Name: J, Male
Code: TEN_1952-2008J
Resides: Tibet
DOB: 1952

J is a mentally challenged 56 year old man. He has no family, so he resides with the elders, who take care of him.


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Sponsor a Tibetan Elder
for $25 per month.

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about how to initiate your sponsorship.



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