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.  

Kunchok
Date of Birth: 1929, Tibet

Kunchok is 91 years old. Since after the invasion of Chinese in Tibet Kunchok along with many Tibetan escaped to India and settled in Manali and did road construction work till 1974 for livelihood. Later in 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the Settlement in South India.  The Government of India and Karnataka State Government had kindly given home to live and leased small plot of land to cultivate crop for their livelihood.  He is alone since after his wife expired and he don’t have child. Since it is difficult for him to meet his daily needs and if he gets sick no one is there to look after him.  So this Office has enrolled him in Dhondenling Old Aged Home on July 01, 2000.  He has Diabetic and BP. He is a kind hearted person and helps other elders in doing small work.  We appeal to support Kunchok.

 

Lobsang Jangchup
Date of Birth: 1932, Tibet

Lobsang 88 escaped to India along with other Tibetans. 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

He had served in Indian Army for nearly 20 years. He is single and later he become mentally problem and does not have any relatives to take care of him.  His village people are good and they turn by turn look after him and gave food to him, which was very grateful.  He was ill and hospitalized for nearly a month in our local hospital.  So recently, this Office has enrolled him in Dhondenling Old Aged Home on August 20, 2020. Now he is the newest in Old Aged Home.  We appeal to support the Old Peoples Home.

Tenzin Chonjor
Date of Birth: 1953, Tibet

Tsering Chonjor 67escaped later in 1969.  They first settled in Bhutan and there Tsering met his wife.  Later they came to India in 1983.  With a great support from government of India Tsering and his wife got small home to live and small plot of land,  where they grow maize crop once in a year for their livelihood.  Tsering worked as a tractor driver in our Co-operative Society for nearly 30 years and later he resigned from work due to health problem. They don’t have child and both husband and wife have a health problem.  He has BP and his wife having BP and Asthma.  They have been taking Tibetan Herbal Medicines for the last few years.  His Office has enrolled both husband and wife in Dhondenling Old Aged Home on April 15, 2015. This Office takes care of them.  We appeal to support the Old Aged Home for the benefits of the oldies.     

 

 

Chokpa Tashi
Date of Birth: 1937, Tibet

Mr. Chokpa 83 years old escaped to India along with other Tibetans. He was engaged in road construction work at Gangtok, Sikkim along with other Tibetan refugees. 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. He and his wife have 3 sons but all sons got married and having their own family, moreover their sons financial condition are also very poor and not in a position to support their parents apart from their own family.  He is having heart problem and has to take medicine lifetime.  Both are enrolled him and in Old People home on October 29, 2018.    

Dhondup
Date of Birth:1936, Tibet

Mr. Dhondup is 84 years old, escaped to India along with many other Tibetans. He was engaged in road and building construction work at Manali till 1974 for livelihood and later join the settlement in South India in Karnataka. To live and small plot of land, where they cultivate maize crop for their livelihood.  Mr. Dhondup and his wife do not have child.  He used to do cook work whenever there is mass prayer and public gathering from where he earns little. They were old and there was no one to look after them and moreover, they can’t do hard work in the field.  So this Office has enrolled both husband and wife in Dhondenling Old Aged Home on 1st May, 2008.  After eight years of their enrolled in Old Aged Home his wife expired in 2016. He has BP and gastric and his knee also weak and walk with walking stick.  He takes Tibetan herbal medicines daily.  We appeal to support the Old Aged Home for the benefits of oldies.

Palmo   
Date of Birth:1940, Tibet

Palmo 80 years old,escaped to India along with other Tibetans as refugee in the year 1959. She was engaged in road and building construction work at TCV School, Dharamsala till 1974 for livelihood.  Later the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement in South India. The State Government of Karnataka had graciously given home to live and small plot of agriculture land for livelihood.  Her husband expired many years back and since after her husband died she becomes chronic, and there is no one to look after her.  So this Office has enrolled her in Dhondenling Old Aged Home on August 06, 2013.  She takes Tibetan herbal medicines for BP and gastric. She is calm and kind hearted woman. We appeal to support the Old Aged Home for the benefits of the oldies.

Dolma
Date of Birth: 1946, Tibet

Dolma 74 years escaped to India and later engaged in road construction work at Gangtok, Sikkim with others Tibetan Refugee. In 1974 the Exile Tibetan Administration has directed to join the settlement for doing agriculture work and allotted a small plot of land where her and her husband grow maize crop once in a year. They have children but they themselves are financially poor and not in a position to look after their parents.  So both the couples are old and poor in health.  Her husband is a heart patient, they can’t bear the routine basic needs and as well as their medical expense.  So this Office has enrolled both Dolma & her husband in Old Aged Home on 10/29/2019. We appeal to support our Elderly Home.

 

Tsering Tsendak
Date of Birth: 1950, Tibet

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. 

Kargyal Sponsored  
Date of Birth:1946, Tibet

Kargyal 74 years old escaped to India along with other Tibetans as refugee. He 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 where he grow maize crop once in a year, which depends on monsoon rainfall. He is a hard working and in Tibet he was Choshe-Khangduk Army.  From 2011 to 2014 for 4 years he had worked in Sera Yega Choeling Guest House as a gardener.  He left that job due to poor health and old age. He came along with camp leader to our Office in 2015 to get enroll in Dhondenling Old Aged Home.   He is now in Old Aged Home.  He loves animals very much especially dogs.  He give food to street dogs every day. We appeal to support the Old People Home for the benefits of the oldies.   

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.

Pay $95

Every 3 Months

Name or Code
Name of Old People’s Home

Pay $190

Every 6 Months

Name or Code
Name of Old People’s Home

Pay $380

Once a Year

Name or Code
Name of Old People’s Home

Pay By Mail

Sponsorship form to mail your check or money order.

Download Here