Lha depends on the goodwill of volunteers and monetary and material donations for it to provide essential rehabilitation resources to the exiled Tibetan community. Lha is a non-profit organization dependent on monetary contributions from philanthropic corporations and generous individuals. In India, even a little goes a long way, and a lot goes very far!

Account Name: Lha Charitable Trust
Account Number: 2517000101008335
Bank Name: The Punjab National Bank
Branch: Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, H.P

Payable to: Lha Charitable Trust
Lha Office Temple Road, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, 176219
Distt Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

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Lha's Projects

Lha's primary goal is to provide meaningful, multi-leveled social services, to help ease the transition for the Tibetan refugee community. Lha's services are open to Tibetan refugees, as well as the local Indian population, and people from the Himalayan regions.
The donations from volunteers and exchange groups staying in Lha's accommodations have allowed Lha to become more self-sufficient and sustainable. Our Language classes, Computer classes, and other daily social services are now able to continue to be provided regardless of outside funding. However, to keep up with the growing needs of the community, and to maintain the operation of our other social services and special projects such as the soup kitchen, Contact magazine, clean water, environmental initiatives, HIV/AIDs awareness, eye, dental and health care, we continue to rely on your generous donations.
Since Lha's founding in 1997, we have continued to be inspired by the compassion, dedication and contributions of generous supporters, and thousands of volunteers from around the globe.
Please follow the links below for more details about our special projects. If you are interested in supporting any of these projects, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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A Tibetan Environment Website 

 Tibetan Eco-Website project To support Lha’s objective of preserving the Tibetan culture and environment, funds are currently needed for the smooth running, development and management of our Tib…
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Clean Water Project 

 To help achieve its organizational objectives Lha is seeking funds to complete its clean water project which focusses on the provision of clean drinking water at identified areas of need in Dharamsal…
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Clear Vision Project 

Summary of Lha's Health and Hygiene Services– Eye Testing Project In September 2009, Lha took a small budget surplus and decided to implement a free eye testing program to all residents in Mcleod G…
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Contact Magazine project 

Lha currently seeks funds to ensure continued success of its grassroots 'contact magazine'. To further support its organizational objectives Lha Charitable Trust also offers Tibetans in exile a free…
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HIV/AIDS Initiative Project  

 Tibetans in exile are categorised as a high risk group for HIV infection due to high mobility, lack of awareness of the disease. According to the Central Tibetan Administration's (CTA) Demographic su…
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Lha's Community Soup Kitchen 

Lha is currently seeking funds to support the full operation of its Community Soup Kitchen initiative for the duration of one year and to support the development and implementation of a self-sustainab…
Lha is a non-profit, non-governmental, grassroots social work organization located in Dharamsala, India. Lha was founded in 1997 and in 2005 was registered as a non-profit and charitable trust in Himachal Pradesh. Every year we submit our income statements to the Indian Income-Tax Department and undergo an audit. The following are our financial statements from 2005 to 2011 fiscal years, which have already been reviewed. Following the financial statements are graphical representations of some of the key aspects we would like to highlight.

Lha's commitment is to help the Tibetan people survive and prosper in their new home of Dharamsala and to preserve their profoundly unique culture. The means to which we have been able to accomplish these goals has changed over the years. In 2005, as a young organization, Lha had few assets. Lha has steadily grown since then, and now occupies two buildings, which house our classes, soup kitchen, social services and volunteer and exchange student group accommodations. In 2005 Lha had seven full time employees, which has since expanded to nine. The notable increase in wage expenses between 2009 and 2011 reflects the decision to provide a livable wage to the Tibetan employees.

Lha took on the responsibility to pay rent for the operations building during the 2009 financial year, after the purchasing of the new Ahimsa House building, and becoming more financially stable. Since 2005 we have slowly been accumulating assets for the language classes, computer courses and social services which function out of the building, such as computers for our offices and classes, and books and teaching resources for the community libraries.

In 2007 Lha began the process of acquiring a four story building, the Ahimsa House, to house a community soup kitchen and volunteer accommodation. In May 2011 Lha used the remaining funds from the corpus receipt and capital fund to make the final payment on the Ahimsa House. This will be reflected in the financial statement for the 2012 financial year. We began working on the community soup kitchen project in 2010 and officially opened it in 2011. Since 2007 Lha has also purchased many furnishings and appliances for the volunteer accommodations. The donations from Exchange students and volunteers staying in Lha’s accommodations have also created a new source of income for Lha. In the future, Lha hopes that the donations raised from visitors in these accommodations, in conjunction with cultural exchanges and visitors services, will create a stable and sustainable financial foundation for the organization.

The Annual Report, written by Lha’s Director, Ngawang Rabgyal, sets out the aims of the organization, the year’s developments and the latest financial position. It also illustrates the diversity of the social programs provided, and the numbers of students who have benefited from these services. These achievements could not have been reached without the generosity of the volunteers and the dedication of the students and Lha’s employees.

Lha’s primary goal is to provide meaningful social services, such as free education, computer skills courses, vocational training, health and environmental education and service, volunteer coordination, cultural exchanges, free books, medicine and clothing distribution. The services of Lha are open to Tibetan refugees as well as the local Indian population and people from the Himalayan regions.