Heart in Tibet

Your Online Guide to Humanitarian Aid Organizations
working in Tibetan Communities!

Community Development

NORLHA
Renewable Energy Development International
Shem Women's Group
Tibet Hope Center
The Poverty Alleviation Fund

NORLHA

Norlha is a secular, non-profit NGO based in Switzerland with antennas in several European countries, providing development assistance through various projects in Tibetan areas of China, as well as in Nepal, in cooperation with local partners. 

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Renewable Energy Development International

REDI is a non-profit organization that provides solar electrical lighting and other renewable energy solutions for public institutions in the remote third world.  Since 1993, REDI ha been designing and installing solar electric lighting systems in monasteries, schools, and medical outposts in the Solu district of Nepal's Mt. Everest region.

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Shem Women's Group

Shem is a women's group dedicated to empowering Tibetan women and their communities through grassroots development.  We focus on increasing the well-being of people in impoverished communities by providing access to basic needs such as water, fuel, electricity, health care, and basic education.  We fulfill our mission by training educated Tibetan women to design, implement, and manage sustainable grassroots development projects that will successfully alleviate the problems that their communities face.

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Tibet Hope Center

Tibet Hope Center is a non-governmental organization, which was started by a Tibetan youth, focusing on a range of local issues.  The Tibet Hope Center empowers refugees with education, language skills, and resources.  The Tibet Hope Center secures the well-being of Tibetan refugees through programs such as clothing, donations and sponsorships.  The Tibet Hope Center's motto is "To spread new hope to both those Tibetans in need and those who could simply use a little more."

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Tibet Hope Center

tibethopecenter(at)gmail.com

+91 9882162770

Jogiwara Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Distt. Kangra, H.P. India, 176219

Website:  www.tibethopecenter.org

The Poverty Alleviation Fund

TPAF is a non-political, non-sectarian, U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) with a small headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and field offices in Ghaza, Kunming and Shangri'la County China.  TPAF supports activities that improve the capabilities, livelihoods and well-being of disadvantaged poor communities, in particular ethnic minority communities in China.  Activities are intended to increase poor household income and food security on an environmentally sustainable basis, and demonstrate innovative strategies to achieve UN Millenium Development Goals.

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The Poverty Alleviation Fund

(617) 491-8689

Arthur N. Holcombe, President

Address:  TPAF, 663 Green Street, Cambridge, MA  02139