About Us

Tibetan Village Project (TVP) is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development while preserving the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. The organization was founded in 2001 by Tamdin Wangdu to fund a medical clinic in after he lost his father in the village. Several years later, TVP has expanded its program in other villages to support more clinics, schools and community projects. 

TVP is registered in the United States as a nonprofit with 501(c)3 status. All projects TVP are coordinated by Tibetans with support from board and supporters to help Tibetan communities on Tibetan Plateau using a bottom-up approach. Most of our projects are small-scale initiatives that work directly with Tibetan villagers and with local government through project-coordinators chosen from each village who know the local situation, understand the culture, and speak the language.


Tamdin Wangdu, Executive Director
Yonten Gyatso, Operations
Tim Rowse, TSEI Coordinator  
Kunchok Sherab, Program Director 
Lhakpa Dolma, Enterprise Manager
Tsering Tso, Project Coordinator

Tsering Lhamo, Tour Operator 
Tenpa Tenzin, Project Coordinator

Board of Directors of TVP USA
Karen Wilding, Boulder, Colorado
Jerry Colonna, New York, New York
Pamela Logan, Seattle, Washington
Marv Ross, Boulder, Colorado
Jonathan Bell, Los Angeles, California

Success Stories

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Tibetans helping  themselves with micro-loans & small business training.

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