Our Mission:

Changing Lives.

The mission of Tsering's Fund (“TF”) is to provide help to the underprivileged in Nepal through private donations. We find deserving children, young women and families in Nepal and help change their lives through educational scholarships, medical care and basic living assistance.


Make a personal, tangible difference in the lives of Nepalis who need it most in communities including: Kathmandu, Chautara, Khumbu Valley in the Everest Region, Melamchi, Dhakalkot, and Chyangba.



Tsering's Fund has been changing the lives of children, young women and families in Nepal through education, medical care and basic living assistance since 2007 . We make a difference for those who need it most. All donations to Tsering’s Fund are used completely in Nepal to help those in need, and any administrative costs are paid for personally by volunteers and our board members.

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Tsering's Fund helps some of the world's poorest people, right where they live. We raise children and families from desperation.  What we do is locally overseen by TF board members and volunteers who know the communities and the region. There is no overhead and no waste. Needy families are lifted up to new lives and hopes, for generations to come.

100% of all donated resources bring aid directly to those in need.

SINCE 2007, Tsering's Fund has provided:

  • Education for hundreds of children, including more than 250 girls and young women

  • Food, shelter, water and electricity

  • Healthcare and dental care

  • College scholarships

  • School rebuilding and orphanage assistance

  • Earthquake relief



Dollars Raised

Since its inception in 2007 TF has raised more than $800,000 that has been used to improve the lives of countless children and families in Nepal. Funding comes not just from single donations, both large and small, but from many annual donors who often commit to sponsor a particular child or group of children for their entire education.



Years Serving NEPAL

Officially founded in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Montana, TF has expanded its efforts to identify and educate needy children,many of them orphans, and young women in English medium schools in Nepal. Originally begun as a private effort by Karen Fellerhoff and Tsering Dolkar Lama in the 1990’s, TF has grown to help countless children and families in Nepal while maintaining the personal, local involvement of volunteers from all over the world.




Tsering’s Fund has had a direct impact on hundreds of children, many of them orphans, and young women. By giving them an excellent English language education in a safe, healthy environment these young people have a bright future ahead and will help bring change and hope to their families, communities and Nepal in general. Other projects developed by TF have impacted thousands of Nepalis through school reconstruction, orphanage relief and other infrastructure projects.



Tsering's Fund programs provide life-altering assistance to the vulnerable and needy in Nepal on many levels including education, health and dental care, prevention of child trafficking and positive tangible change for children in Nepal. The majority of children supported by TF are girls and young women from very poor families that may not otherwise have opportunity throughout their lives.



Nothing looks more clearly toward the future than education. And nothing else has education’s power to transform lives. For Nepali children, Sherpas, and village girls at risk to traffickers —for any child facing daunting odds because of caste, gender, disability or poverty—education offers a path forward to opportunity and hope, and the freedom to make choices in a world that will almost certainly be very different from their parents’.


Life-saving. For many in Nepal, healthcare is unaffordable and out of reach. We help children and families, many of whom have never seen a doctor before, to receive medical care.

Life-changing.  Oral health is important, too. Children sponsored by TF receive routine dental care and related services such as orthodontics as a part of our programs.


Over the years TF has funded many different special projects. Following the earthquakes of 2015 funding was provided to rebuild two schools near Melamchi, just north of Kathmandu. Other projects include providing dining hall furniture for a retirement home for Tibetan refugees, installing a new water system and equipment for a local medical clinic, bringing hydroelectric power to the remote village of Chyangba as well as numerous other special projects. TF volunteers are continuously looking for ways to bring help and hope where it can do the most good.



Each year, as many as 20,000 girls from the poorest parts of rural Nepal are trafficked. They and their families are tricked with false promises of good jobs or lured by proposals of marriage from handsome strangers. They end up in brothels, in homes and factories as slaves, or forced into child marriage, their young lives cut short by trauma and abuse.


For many years TF has supported Bal Mandir Orphanage in Kathmandu by providing clothing, supplies, toys and other necessities. Home to around 100 orphaned children ranging in age from infants to age 16, our support and regular visits by volunteers always bring hugs and smiling faces as the children enjoy diapers, new clothing, books, toys and treats. In close cooperation with the wonderful orphanage staff TF strives to provide needed items especially blankets and diapers for the infant wing where young babies and toddlers are cared for.

Namche Bazaar and Helping Hands

Home Away From Home is a private boarding hostel located in Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region of Nepal. TF sponsors poor Sherpa children from remote villages in the region to attend school in Namche while living in the hostel. Because the remote villages often have no schools beyond class 5 and many of the families are mere subsistence farmers TF brings them safety from trafficking, hope and opportunity.



There are many ways to get involved with Tsering's Fund.  



We invite you to be part of making change happen.  Outreach trips allow volunteers to visit sponsored projects and directly work with children in Nepal. Trips are organized annually, typically in either May or October.


Direct sponsorship offers the opportunity to interact with and witness the impact of your contribution firsthand.


A donation of as little as  $5 monthly will help us find and change the life of a vulnerable Nepali girl living in desperate poverty and at constant risk to child trafficking.