Essential Oils to Improve Tibetans' Health

 
$2,936
$3,664
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Provide funding for buying and growing essential oils. Oils are used topically to treat disease and infection at a refugee clinic in India for 380 families and over 600 Tibetan children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Bon are a minority Tibetan ethnic group that fled to India when the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1959. They established a community in Dolanji, India on donated land. Today, 80 Bon families, 200-300 Indian families, and several hundred orphaned children live in Dolanji and rely on the clinic at the Yung Drung Bon Monastic Center for free health care. Survival is difficult in this remote area and these families are poor and have limited access to other health care facilities.

How will this project solve this problem?

Essential oils are proven to be an effective complement to traditional Tibetan and western medical practices in the treatment of disease and infection. Essential oils and bottles are needed to re-stock supplies.

Potential Long Term Impact

The oils will be used to treat diseases of people in Dolanji. Clinic staff hope to begin growing herbs and explore making these oils on site and selling them for income to support the clinic and this exiled Tibetan community.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,936
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,664
Total Funding Goal: $6,600

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Organization

Project Leader

Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, MI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Essential Oils to Improve Tibetans' Health
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