Bhutan Nuns Sponsorship Programme
The Bhutan Nuns sponsorship programme helps to provide food and basic essentials for nuns from 7 nunneries. These nunneries are located in remote areas where the surrounding communities are poor and have limited resources, the nuns are therefore vulnerable as their living conditions are basic and subject to harsh extreme weather from very hot summer to heavy monsoon rains and freezing cold winters. In some cases, poor families send their young daughters to a nunnery hoping that they will be looked after and will receive an education but because the nunneries themselves are struggling, many of the young nuns are undernourished and sometimes they only have one meal a day and even have to share mattresses and blankets.
There are 65 sponsorships with renewal from January 2015 onwards. The nuns sponsorship programme is conducted in collaboration with Bhutan Nuns Foundation.