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1 Lama Gangchen – 2 Pabongka Rinpoche, 2+4 Jan de Ruiter 3 Singit, Kalpana

The Food for the Poor project is part of the non-profit organisation Help in Action. It was set up by the CEO of Phoenix Import – Mani Bhadra Netherlands, Jan de Ruiter. Over the past 25 years, he has experienced the harrowing and often degrading living and housing conditions in Nepal up close. The project is a contribution to change this.

Help in Action is a non-profit organisation founded by T.Y.S. Lama Gangchen, a Tibetan lama, who lived in the West for many years and who worked tirelessly to promote a positive mutual exchange of knowledge and humanitarian aid between the East and West.
“Kiurok Tsochun”, the Tibetan name he originally gave to the association, means “help to the poorest and most forgotten”.

The Association is a member of the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation, United Nations NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC.

Our organisation members selflessly support the Food for the Poor project wholeheartedly! Can you support us as a sponsor? Generosity is at the heart of our being.
How will my donation be used? 100% of your donation will be spent exclusively on daily fresh meals.
How are additional costs paid for? All additional costs such as expenses for the volunteers, cardboard cups, forks and spoons, advertising costs, website costs and travel and transport costs are sponsored by Phoenix Imports.
How can we continue our mission daily? With the help of a monthly recurring donation from sponsors such as €10.00 a month for 10 meals. Generosity and helping others is naturally in our hearts.

De Stichting werkt grotendeels op vrijwillige basis in verschillende landen: 100% van het geld dat voor een bepaald project wordt ontvangen, wordt voor dat project gebruikt. De Stichting is gevestigd in Italië en heeft filialen in Nederland en Duitsland, die een liefdadigheidsstatus hebben. Daarom kun je in deze landen onder voorwaarden donaties aftrekken van je belastingaangifte. De organisatie werkt sinds 1992 op vrijwillige basis en werd in 1997 in Italië geregistreerd. In 2019 werd ze erkend als ONLUS Foundation. De organisatie bevordert humanitaire hulpprojecten ten gunste van de minst ontwikkelde landen, in het bijzonder de bevolkingsgroepen in de Himalaya.

Food for the Poor Nepal is a volunteer project of the non-profit ANBI foundations Help in Action in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy.
Coordination is led from the Netherlands.
ANBI status – registration number: RSIN: 805115742 in Zwolle.

Italy: Fondazione Lama Gangchen Help in Action Onlus
Help in Action | Fondazione Lama Gangchen Help in Action Onlus
Piazza IV Alpini 14, 28813 Albagnano di Bée (VB) Italia

Netherlands: The Lama Gangchen International Global Peace Foundation.
LGIGPF Help in Action Netherlands.
Van Nispensingel 81, 8016 MT – Zwolle, Nederlands.

LGKT Help in Action e.V.German Branch
Help in Action e.V.Am Schwarzkamp 22,
Tax number: 102/5864/0997 VST 32

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Every donation is one meal for a desperate and hungry person


Is to distribute freshley made meals for homeless and desperate people and their children. That's why we ask you to make it possible to continue our work every day in Kathmandu.


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