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The Tibetans who followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile after 1959, hazarding the treacherous mountains along Tibet’s southern border, did not expect it to be permanent. Almost 60 years later, many Tibetan settlements remain isolated, with few resources to move beyond subsistence farming. We help Tibetan refugees maintain their culture in exile and improve their quality of life through education, healthcare, and economic opportunity.

We also work inside Tibet, where the stakes are much higher: Tibetans face threats to their religion and their whole way of life. We do what’s needed so elders receive the care they require, children go to school in their own language, nuns and monks can study dharma, and nomads on the Tibetan plateau have bridges, clinics, and clean drinking water.


offers a Tibetan elder a warm home, food and care for a month