In honor of Mother's Day, and for all motherly sentient beings, we want to remind you about our Safe Home Childbirth in Tibet project. Not only have we been improving birth outcomes since 2004, we have also been supporting the general health of all the nomads in Rima, Ayang Rinpoche's birthplace area. See pictures and read details of our visit to Rima in July, 2016. With the help of many donors we were able to accomplish so much last year!
- Clinic roof replacement, exterior painting, and repair of interior water damage ($17,275)
- 51 meter well at the clinic ($3,050)
- New training program for three barefoot doctors apprenticing with Rima Clinic's doctor
- Training at Yushu County Hospital for two midwives
- 100 Clean Birthing Kits ($4,000)
- Stable infant vaccination program
- 5-Year evaluation of Community Health Educator program
This year we need to raise $15,000 to pay salaries for 2 doctors, 3 medical trainees, 1 midwife and a new midwife trainee, and the head Community Health Educator. In addition, it will cost $6,000 for 150 birthing kits. The clinic staff has also asked us to raise funds to purchase grinding and rolling machines to make their own traditional Tibetan medicines. This is an excellent business idea to bring in much-needed income to the clinic and make it sustainable into the future. The head doctor has all the necessary knowledge and can train his apprentices to identify and harvest herbal compounds for the medicines. He has estimated it will cost $25-30,000 in initial start-up costs.
Many people and organizations have contributed to support our work in Tibet for the past 14 years. You can make a difference in the lives of these nomad families. A small investment can have a big impact on saving the lives of mothers and infants, and on the overall health of an entire community.
Support the clinic with a one-time or a recurring monthly donation by going to our website or sending a check to our address below.
May your generosity benefit all motherly sentient beings!
for Ayang Rinpoche and the Amitabha Foundation
Ayang Rinpoche's monastery is still looking for a nurse or medical volunteer to work for 6 months or longer to serve the hygiene and minimal medical needs of over 100 monks.
Becky Loy, Treasurer
P.O. Box 2572
Aptos, California 95001
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