The Himalayan valleys of Nepal and Tibet have called to adventurers and spiritual seekers for as long as they have existed, wanderers finding Self and Spirit amidst the area's sacred landscapes and traditions. Tsum is a long valley resting in the depths of the Himalayas, thriving for centuries and maintaining its cultural and historical roots in spite of the western influences that are impacting indigenous communities around the world.
Tsum was significantly impacted by the 2015 earthquake, and required additional assistance due to its geographic isolation. Global organizations and passionate individuals reached out to the valley to ensure basic physical and structural care, and slowly Tsum was able to rebuild itself; however, it was during this time that the community's health-care and educational needs became apparent, and The Compassion Project was born.
The Compassion Project is a grassroots organization consisting of four members; a team that is dedicated to working with local people and ensuring that donations are always allocated to where they are most needed. The primary intention of The Compassion Project is to improve healthcare for Tsum residents by operating a health clinic in Lamagaon (Ngak), and by bringing young nurses to the region to teach much needed health-care practices. Their goals for the future include advancing education for primary school-aged children by sending trained Himalayan teachers into village schools. Through improving both health-care and education, the people of Tsum can continue to know the opportunity in their birth lands, and thrive as pivotal members in the various crevices of their community.
100% of the profits from the Tibetan Peace Mala and the Tibetan Rose Mala go to The Compassion Project, contributing in a small way to this community, isolated but ancient, seeped in the magnificent traditions honoured for centuries.