The year 2020 has been a major challenge to humanity. Most of us are still enduring the pain and struggling to get out from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Tibet Fund was also significantly impacted. But it was an opportunity for us as the leading non-profit charitable Tibetan organization to serve Tibetan refugee communities when it needed the most help. Since the start of the pandemic, we have reached out to entire Tibetans in diaspora, primarily in India, Nepal and North America providing them with necessary support and assistance, including protective supplies, like masks, sanitizers, gloves, gown sets, disinfectant and infrared thermometers for use by health workers; preventive hygiene knowledge and practices through talks, posters, pamphlets with health messages.
The situation is getting much worse in India with the number of Covid-19 cases increasing over 8 millions by the end of October 2020. Cases of Tibetans communities start to increase from a few dozens to over 1500 cases and 40 deaths in a span of a few weeks.
The pandemic is equally impacting the livelihoods of the majority of Tibetan refugees in South Asia. The Tibet Fund has come up with Covid-19 response programs to support vulnerable Tibetans, including single mother, woman led households, short-term livelihood skills for those who are left with no revenue options.
Currently, we are supporting a total of 1,198 women, including 781 female led households with children; 317 pregnant and lactating women and 100 single women from Tibet. In addition, 180 Tibetan refugees are receiving alternate career training in bakery, hairdressing, tailoring, beautician, plumbing and electrician.
Your year-end gift will help us make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of vulnerable Tibetan refugees to address their immediate needs.
We thank you in advance for your generosity. We are a 501©3 certified organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
With my good wishes,
The Tibet Fund