Coronavirus has proven to be not only a health crisis, but also a livelihood crisis in Bylakuppe* - now a hunger and malnutrition catastrophe.
The pandemic has pushed an already neglected population into deeper despair.
Entry and exit points to the Tibetan settlement including Monasteries and Village camps/shops have been sealed shut since March 2020 and consequences now are heavy.
No tourists, no education, no food, no income. Monks are not being fed by the monastery to prevent spread of illness - they are cooking and studying in their dorms and supporting themselves.
Tibetan refugee families continue to struggle with no income. Vegetables and fruits are rare!
"I pray for the end of this pandemic and hope we all learn an important lesson from here. We come into this world for a brief moment, our purpose should be to help one another.
The joy and happiness that comes from doing something good for the suffering people remains within us forever. "
100% of your contributions will be distributed in Bylakuppe as
instructed by Rinpoche.
Small and large donations are equally appreciated.