Plans for the Future
The next year should see some more improvements in infrastructure with the installation of solar lights, a must for the area, as there is no electricity supply. A solar company in Kathmandu kindly offered to help with the manufacture and installation of the solar lights for the monastery and nunnery by next year.
A hydroelectric scheme based on the river flowing through the valley could supply the whole valley with electricity and help with irrigation of the fields.
During a recent health survey it was found that many women die quite young because of lack of maternal health care; children die from simple childhood diseases, accidents that elsewhere can be treated easily tend to cripple people for life. Many people are blind due to have cataracts and eye infections. Next year we will provide training in allopathic medicine to the traditional Tibetan doctors and organize regular health camps for special problems.
A hostel is needed near the nunnery to allow the children from other villages to attend school. The school and the hostel will continue to be under the care of the nuns of Rachen Nunnery.
An old people's home needs to be set up to take care of those with no family to care for them
Many needs, many plans - with all of us helping it will become a reality for the people of Tsum valley.
All the monks and nuns at Tsum and all of us involved in the project thank you from our hearts for your kindness and generosity. Without your help this would not have been possible.
We request you with folded hands to continue supporting our work, and save this special Dharma Jewel from extinction.
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