The Bridge Fund

Community Development

The main objective of The Bridge Fund’s community development programs is to reduce poverty and increase participation in the development process at the local level

Select Activities

  • Support for development of local Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Local NGO study and training tours
  • Seed funding to support local NGOs and local institutions
  • Implementation of water supply projects
  • Livestock loan programs (yak, sheep and goat banks)
  • Cooperation with Heifer Project International
  • Training for nomad veterinarians
  • Construction of elderly residence homes serving nomadic populations
  • Construction of village greenhouses
  • Support for an agro-processing project in Kongpo
  • Training clinics to help nomads add value to their fiber collection
  • Barley milling projects to decrease manual labor
  • Solar cooker projects to reduce consumption of firewood and ease women’s labor
  • Pastoral Development sector assessments and workshops
  • Publication of Tibetan veterinary texts
  • Solar technology for heat and electricity for clinics, villages and schools
  • Sanitation improvement
  • Development internship program for Tibetan students to design and implement projects to help communities



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