Papermakers Nimto and Nima Sherpa of Tibetan Handicraft & Paper in Kathmandu were severely affected by the April 25 and May 12 earthquakes in Nepal. They are now entering the monsoon season in need of building materials for shelter, for rebuilding their print shop, for making repairs to the school they established, and for helping their families and neighbors. In their home village of Bigu and the two adjacent villages, all 2,000 dwellings were destroyed.
Many of you may have seen, or may even own, small and colorful Tibetan prayer flags made of handmade paper. Since 2005, Nimto and Nima and company have sent more than five million of these prayers all around the world. And now these dear friends need our prayers – and our help! We have already sent some funds and are still raising more. No amount is too small. If you wish to contribute directly, please make checks payable to:
Paper Road Tibet
and mail to:
2 Casa Del Oro Loop
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Please note, Paper Road Tibet relinquished its 501(c)3 status in 2003. While these contributions are not tax deductible, 100% of funds will be wired to Tibetan Handicraft & Paper, LTD.
For tax deductible and credit card contributions, we encourage you to contact dZi Inc.
For detailed earthquake report from Tibetan Handicraft & Papers, see
Tibetan Handicraft & Paper’s pre-earthquake website:
Thank you, on behalf of Paper Road Tibet:
Tom Leech, Jane Farmer, Carol Brighton and Jim Canary
PS – If you are in Santa Fe, stop by the Press at the Palace of the Governors for a selection of handmade papers and stationery products by Tibetan Handicraft & Papers. Prices are great, and again, all proceeds go to back to Nepal. Call 505-476-5096 for more information.