Grant amount: £1,500
Our annual grant to the Help on Hand project in Chandigarh, India has helped to keep the project going.
In the last year alone, Tsering Dolkar and her sister, Lhakpa, have helped over 300 Tibetan patients with their medical needs. Lobsang Gyaltsen is just one of the people they have helped:
Lobsang Gyaltsen, 37 year old monk from north India, has been receiving treatment for large hydrated poly-cysts in the liver (which are difficult to operate on). Lobsang’s family are all in Tibet so he has no one to help him with the cost of the expensive treatment (5,000 rupees per month). Help on Hand have been able to assist Lobsang, not only with the cost of his medication, but also by providing support in his own language to help him understand his condition. Thankfully Lobsang’s prognosis is now good, although he will require treatment for some time to come. By sending grants like this, we ensure that Help on Hand is around to help him for as long as is needed.