The following is a message from Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Director and Elizabeth Napper, Co-Director of the Tibetan Nuns Project.
Due to rapid inflation in India, our sponsorship program is unable to keep up with the rising cost of living for the nuns. For instance, the cost of a tank of cooking gas has more than doubled in the past year, putting a huge strain on all the nunneries.
The Tibetan Nuns Project sponsorship program currently supports over 700 Tibetan Buddhist nuns living in 7 nunneries in northern India, as well as numerous nuns living on their own.
For less than $1 a day, you can help provide a nun’s basic necessities including shelter, food, education, and health care.
By becoming a sponsor you will also help:
- Build self-sufficiency through skills training opportunities
- Train nuns to take leadership and service roles within their communities
- Improve the level and status of ordained Buddhist women
100% of your sponsorship money goes directly to the nunneries in India.
Your gifts will help nuns like Kelsang, age 78 from a village in Amdo, the eastern province of Tibet.
Here is Kelsang’s story:
My family belonged to a farming community. We grew barley, wheat, peas, buckwheat and different kinds of vegetables. We also kept yaks and sheep. Until the age of 20, I remained with my family helping them in the fields. This I guess was perhaps the best part of my life. Then the Chinese came. Continue reading