Help A Child

More than 3 years after the disastrous Tibetan earthquake in which so many died and many more were left homeless, orphaned children are still in desperate need of our assistance – for clothes, food, school books and shelter. Dozens of people around the world are helping provide for their needs but there are so many more missing out.

Below are photographs of just some of the orphans.

It costs around $10 a week in Australian dollars to help a child so that he or she can be fed, clothed and educated in the Tibetan language and culture, which are under threat. If that's too much then you can buddy with a friend. Two people for example could provide $5 a week or even five people $2 a week.

You can help a child for the equivalent of less than three coffees or half a packet of cigarettes a week. If you are a smoker you could think of reducing your smoking by a pack a week and giving half of that to someone desperately in need. Perhaps you could reduce your coffee consumption by three cups a week. $10 a week can keep an orphaned child alive but it’s not a huge sacrifice for most of us.

Help a child like the ones below. Be the person who keeps them warm in bitter Tibetan winters, who ensures they are adequately fed, who ensures their culture and language is not lost. Can you think of anything better to do with $10 a week?

Lots of love from all of us at the Kyegu Relief Fund. Thank you for caring. Please contact us to help.


My name is Choesang. I am 4 years old. I have 3 older siblings and live with my mother in a tent. My father died in the earthquake. None of us can go to school because we work to look after the yak, we have no other income.


My name is Sonam. I am 8 years old. I have one brother who is 5 years old. My father died in a car accident before the earthquake, my mother died in the earthquake. My grandfather was looking after me and my brother but he is now too sick. My aunt now looks after us but we need help.