Lamp of the Path NGO
LOP Desperately Needs Your HELP!
Because of the loss of a major donor, LOP is in desperate need of funds to keep its doors open. We are currently trying to raise $16,000 by April 25th to keep providing services to the poor and sick for the next 3-4 months while we try to find more permanent funding. With below freezing temperatures in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), LOP provides hot meals in a warm safe environment for over 50 men, women and children every day, many with physical and mental handicaps and/or homeless. LOP also provides free medical care with an in-house doctor and nurse for the sick of the ger district. Without your support, there is no way to keep helping these people who are in such need. Please consider a donation and please pass on this appeal to any who might be able to help.
To donate: USA (click here), other countries (click here)
At the collapse of communism in 1990 Mongolia followed the rest of the communist nations from a centrally controlled economy to a market economy. This lead to a great deal of hardship as thousands lost their source of income. People fled the rural areas where they were no longer able to make a living as nomadic herders and many of those moving to the cities found themselves unequipped to find not only employment but even the more basic needs of food and shelter.
The final outcome of this demographic revolution resulted in a large population of homeless and very poor people who are old, mentally or physically impaired or of single parent families.
To help support these homeless and vulnerable people, in 2005 Lamp of the Path NGO was established to take over the social welfare activities of FPMT Mongolia . Its activities are centered at Dolma Ling Community Center located in the “Ger District” of Amgalan on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar. With winter temperatures below minus 30 Celsius, the warm Dolma Ling Community Center is a welcome respite for the homeless.
As you read through the description of the NGO’s projects or, as you watch the video, if you feel that you want to do something to help, please click here to make a contribution: even a small sum goes a long way.