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Kaza Eye Clinic

Help us raise £101,000 in 101 days, helping the 12,000 Spiti people of the valley.

Watch Pam Sidhu’s interview with Joan Pollock (our founder) about the inspiring work she has done for the people of Spiti over the last 30 years.



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Eye Clinic

Kaza Eye Centre

Donations so far: £22,055 / £101,000

The Spiti Projects need £101,000 to go towards an Eye Clinic for the 12,000 people of the valley.

Children eating apples

Apple Tree Donations

Earlier this year whilst watching a programme of HRH The Queen walking round the garden of Buckingham Palace with David Attenborough praising the interesting variety of magnificent trees planted by many dignitaries over the years, I thought, if this is the Year of the Tree, how can we equate this to Spiti? We came up with the idea of Apple trees.

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Sponsoring a Child is one of the most worthwhile things that can be done for Spiti children of deprived families. Your donations change the lives of these young people, paying for clothes, school fees, books and transport.


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Kyrgyzstan ‘Art of the Nomads’ group tour led by Joan Pollock


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The Yak & Zho
This animal is essential to all households for providing a means of farming for those living in this mountainous region. The plough is attached to this animal for ploughing the land, helping with the harvest and carrying heavy loads. The Yak gives milk for drinking, making butter tea, and cheese, dried in the sun and...
July 5, 2019
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Bees and Apple Trees
One of the positive sides of Climate Change is that the Spiti Valley is wetter and warmer in summer and it is now possible to grow apple trees, so many farmers have created orchards of 25 to 50 trees which are thriving very well. However, there are no fences round their orchards and the village...
June 7, 2019
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Spiti’s Traditional Lingti Shawl

When I first came to the valley in the early 1990’s, festivals were a time to dress up, put on the traditional dress, your family jewellery and put your Lingti shawl over your shoulders.

May 28, 2019
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