rakturl foundation newsletter

We are almost ready to go! The Medical/Solar Team leaves July 17, 2009.

Tibetan students

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche’s Medical/Solar Project team is poised to depart for Tibet on July 17th,2009 thanks to your generous contributions and assistance in spreading the word . THANK YOU for supporting this community-empowering project.

While in Tibet, we hope to be able to send progress reports and photos via satellite phone. We will certainly be able to do so in late August. If you know someone who would like to receive these, be sure to ask them to subscribe to The Raktrul News to receive the latest updates.

For those who plan to contribute but have yet to do so, your tax-deductible contribution at this time would help top-off the fundraising effort. We require $8,000.00 ensure complete success. All the money raised will go to the purchase of medical supplies and solar equipment—project team members all will pay their own way there and back. Please send your tax-deductible donation today.

Donations may be mailed to:
Raktrul Foundation
C/O Medical/Solar Project
37 Pinewood Lane
Red Hook, NY 12571

Credit Card Donations are Accepted Online: Visit The Ratkrul Foundation to donate by credit card.

Share Our Video

We encourage you to forward this newsletter to those who might enjoy the short film "Night Into Day" which provides a complete overview of the Medical/Solar project.

For those who are able to. please share the message about the Raktrul Foundation. Many people do not know that the Medical/Solar Project, which was organized by Bardor Tulku RInpoche, will establish a medical clinic in the isolated village of Dortam in Eastern Tibet and equip the clinic and a nearby orphanage with solar-powered lighting and electricity. In short, this project will bring healthcare to a community with a tragically high maternity death rate and a disproportionate number of orphans. Maternal mortality in this region is 3,000 out of every 100,000 live births.

the remote area around Raktrul Monsatery

You can help! One cause of newborn and maternal mortality is infection. A simple clean delivery kit containing a piece of soap, 2 pieces of clean yarn, a razor blade, and plastic drop cloth have been found to significantly decrease the death rate from infection for newborns and their mothers. Click Here to donate on line.

Tibetan students