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Covid Ravages Area Around Tana Monastery in South India

Dear Friends,

I’m Tenzin Dolkar Tana and I’m writing to you from Tana  monastery in South India. As you all know about the grave situation in India due to the 2nd/3rd wave of the dreadful virus and the absolute tragedy it is causing. I couldn’t help but reach out to you all for some support for the nearby poor Indian villages that are suffering not from the virus but from immense poverty since they have all been unemployed for months.

There are about a 1000 (thousand homes) in these villages and they don’t even have basics to survive. Each family needs at least 1500 Indian rupees to buy the basic essentials to last them for a month or two depending on how many members in each family. So we are trying to raise as much as we can to distribute amongst all of them and save their lives from starvation.
We would really appreciate if you all could chip in and help these poor families survive in these dire times. There are a lot of children and elderly in these villages that is going completely malnourished and without food. This is our Dharma in action and we would be highly grateful for the love and support.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Dolkar Tana.

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