Please support Dhondenling Tibetan Old People Home

Dhondenling Tibetan Settlement’s Old People Home was established in 2000 after His Holiness the Dalai Lama suggested that special attention be paid to the settlement’s most vulnerable residents. For 16 years the Home has provided for elders’ basic needs, including food, shelter, and medical care. However, the Home relies entirely on the generosity of donors to provide for the elderly in their care.  Currently, 29 elders reside at the home, and the annual cost of care for this group is nearly $35,000 per year. Since the cost of basic necessities rises year to year, the Home is under an increasing financial burden.  

Achung
Place and Date of Birth:  Tibet 1937
Mrs. Achugn is 79 yeras old, she came into exile from Tibet in 1959. She was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School in Dharamsala till 1974 for livelihood. Later she move to South India doing agriculture work along with her husband, who passed many years and she don’t have children to take care of her. Her health condition is very poor with gastric, BP and need to take Arthritis medicines regular. The Settlement Office has enrolled her in Year 2009.

 

 

Lhamo
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet, 1932
84 years old, she escaped to India, was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala for livelihood. In 1974 moved to south India to join the settlement for doing agriculture work. She married, her husband passed away many years, they didn’t have children to look after her.  Her health condition is very poor The office enrolled her at the Elder’s Home in year 2012.

 

 

Lodoe
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet 1938
79 years old, escaped to India, was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala for livelihood. In 1974 moved to south India to join the settlement for doing agriculture work. He’s single and due to his poor health condition, could not work. The office enrolled him at the Elder’s Home in year 2012.

Ngawang Dolma
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet 1934

82 years old. She has a two daughter and grandchildren’s.  she can’t do much due to her old age. She came in to Old people’s Home. Nawang Dolma takes bed rest at least twice in a day.

Passang Tsamchoe
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet 1936

80 years old. She got married and have 3 sons and 2 daughters. Her husband expired many years back and all her children got married. She is separated from her children and due to different condition, her own children cannot look after her. She is enrolled in Old People’s Home since 2010.

Rinchen Dolma
Place and Date of Birth: 1927 Tibet

89 years old, she escaped to India along with other Tibetans as refugee 1959. At past, she was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala for livelihood. In 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement for doing agriculture work, where she grow maize crop once in a year.  She married and have one son and daughter. Her son died 3 years back due to illness and his family members and her daughter are financially not in a position to take care of her.  Rinchen both eyes are blind. The office enrolled her in Yr. 2012.

Wangtso
Place and Date of birth: Tibet 1923

79 years old, she escaped to India, was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala for livelihood. In 1974 moved to south India to join the settlement for doing agriculture work. She married, they didn’t have children, due to old age and no one to take care of them.  Her health condition is poor and has BP and gastric, she needs to take medication regularly.  The office enrolled both at the Elder’s Home. sadly her husband expired few years back.

Sambha
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet, 1943

73 years old, escaped to India and engaged in road and building construction and later joined as an agriculture and allotted a small plot of land where he grow maize crop once in a year, which depends on monsoon rainfall.  He married Sonam Palmo, they didn’t have children, due to old age and no one to take care of them.  His health condition is also not good, suffering from Arthritis. The office enrolled both at the Elder’s Home in year 2003.

 

 

Chakdor
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet 1932
84 years old, she escaped to India, was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala for livelihood. In 1974 moved to south India to join the settlement for doing agriculture work. She was married but her husband passed away and no children to take care of her. The office enrolled her the Elder’s Home in year 2013.

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Lobsang Chodak
Place and Date of birth: Tibet 1948
68 years old. He escaped to India as refugee in the year 1959 after the Chinese invasion. He was suggested to join the settlement of The Exile Tibetan Administration in 1974 and engage in agriculture work. He came alone leaving his family behind and ended up his life alone. He is now taken care by Old People’s Home.

Monlam
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet 1927
89 years old, she escaped India and was engaged in road and building construction. Later moved to south India to join the settlement for doing agriculture work. She got married and her husband died many years back. They have one son, he also passed away due to brain tumor. Due to her old age and no one to take care. The office enrolled her at the Elder’s Home in year 2008.

Namkhang
Place and Date of birth: Tibet 1938

78 years old widow, she escaped to India as refugee in the year 1959 after the Chinese invasion. At past, she was engaged in road and building construction work at Tibetan Children’s Village School, Dharamsala for livelihood. She have one daughter and is mentally ill and enrolled in Nyungtopling, Dharamsala.

 

Pema Chodon
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet 1926

90 years old, she escaped to India along with other Tibetans as refugee 1959. At past, she was engaged in road and building construction work at Tibetan Children’s Village School, Dharamsala for livelihood. In 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement for doing agriculture work, where she grow maize crop once in a year.  She married Kunchok but they don’t have children. Both aged and not in a position to earn for their daily needs.  The office enrolled both and they were the 1st batch of Old People’s Home.

Sonam Palmo
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet, 1937

79 years old, she escaped to India, was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala for livelihood. In 1974 moved to south India to join the settlement for doing agriculture work. She married Sambha but they didn’t have children, due to old age and no one to take care of them.  Her health condition is also not good. The office enrolled both at the Elder’s Home.

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Wokey
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet 1924

92 years old, escape from Tibet, engaged with road construction. Later join the settlement for doing agriculture work. She is single and no one to look after her. Her health condition is also not good taking BP and gastric medicines. The office enrolled her at the Elder’s Home in Year 2000.

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