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.  

Tenzin
Place and Date of Birth:Tibet, 1930

Tenzin 89 years old, escaped to India along with other Tibetans as refugee in the year 1959 after the Chinese invasion. He was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala till 1974 for livelihood.  Later in 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement for doing agriculture work and allotted a small plot of land where he grow maize crop once in a year, which depends on monsoon rainfall.  He got married to Mrs. Norzom, but they didn’t have children.  But Tenzin has one daughter of his first wife.  Daughter got married and living with her husband family.  Tenzin had stayed in his relative’s house in Bhutan for 4 years but he did not get proper care there. He approached this office for help and we have enrolled him in Old People Home on January 21, 2019.  His wife Norzom is enrolled in Old People Home in 2014 after Tenzin left to Bhutan.  Now this Office takes care of both husband and wife.

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.

Dawa Dolma  Sponsored
Place and Date of Birth:1931 Tibet

Ani Dawa Dolma is 88 years old. She escaped to India along with other Tibetans 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 till 1974 for livelihood.  Later in 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement for doing agriculture work and allotted a small plot of land were she grow maize crop once in a year, which depends on monsoon rainfall.  She is single, aged and no one is there to look after her. Her health condition is also not good, having BP and  mental disorder.  So this Office has enrolled her in Old People’s home on March 03, 2017.  Now the office takes care of her.  We appeal to support the Old Peoples’s Home for the benefits of the oldies.    

Namkhang  Sponsored
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet, 1945

Namkhang, 74 year, she escaped to India along with other Tibetans as refugee in the year 1959 after the Chinese invasion.  At past, she was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala till 1974 for livelihood.  Later in 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement for doing agriculture work and allotted a small plot of land were she grow maize crop once in a year, which depends on monsoon rainfall.  Namkhang’s husband expired many years back, after her husband expired she became little mental disorder.  Her financial condition is very poor and moreover, there is no one who takes care of her.  Her health condition is also poor, she has a knee problem and takes Tibetan herbal medicine regular.  So this Office has enrolled her  in  Old People’s Home on November 14, 2009.  We appeal everyone to support the Old Peoples’s Home for the benefits of the oldies.

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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.

 

 

Tsering Tsendak
Place and Date of Birth: Tibet, 1950

Tsering Tsendak is 69 years escaped to India along with other Tibetans as refugee in the year 1959 after the Chinese invasion.  At past, he was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala till 1974 for livelihood.  Later in 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement for doing agriculture work and allotted a small plot of land for farming.  He is single, not married.  He is an ex-serviceman, in his early age he joint army and served for more than 20 years. He left army on medical ground.  He has a BP and taking allopathic medicine.  This Office has enrolled him in Old People’s Home on October 15, 2018. 

Namkhang Sponsored
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.

 

Norzom    Sponsored                
Place and Date of Birth:1933, Tibet

Norzom 86 years old escaped to India along with other Tibetans after the Chinese invasion.  She was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala till 1974 for livelihood.  She got married to Mr. Tenzin and they don’t have children.  Norzom’s brother was single and not married, so he stays with her sister and brother in law.  Her brother was attacked by wild elephant and expired.  After her brother expired her husband also left her and went to Bhutan, where his first wife daughter’s relatives are there.  Norzom was alone and no one to look after her. Her health condition is also poor.  So this Office has enrolled her in Old People’s home on September 22, 2014.  Her husband had returned from Bhutan and approached this office to enroll in Old People Home on January 21, 2019.  So now both Norzom and her husband are in OPH. 

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.

Please note that from September 2015 onward, The Tibet Fund will charge a $5 fee for each quarterly sponsorship payment to partially cover the cost associated with credit card fees, wire transfers to India, and other processing fees.

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