One of our main projects is located in Ladakh, India, and working in favor of the Tibetan refugee community living there at over 4,000 meters (12,000 feet) altitude where nomads live under extreme conditions of harsh weather and landscape.
The nomads wander with their herds of goats as they are their only means to earn for income. As a long-term solution, we help them by giving education to their children. We believe that education is the solution for all the problems in long run.
As a temporary rescue, we help those people by donating more young female goats to increase their herds and hence to improve the living standard of nomads. Unfortunately, this way of life is harsh for elders and disabled members of this community.
The winter of Ladakh is extremely harsh and cold that its temperature can easily drop down under -25 degrees. Those elderly and disabled people have no opportunity to relocate themselves to warmer places during winter time. To survive the winter, these people need fuel to warm up their simple houses build of clay, but they do not have either the resources or the health to provide this for themselves. These Tibetans are seasonally cut-off from the surrounding world.
With limited transportation opportunities, lack of education and poor communication skills, contacting international communities for help is impossible for the majority of this community. Hence, Tibet Hope Center is seeking help on their behalf.