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Aid Work in China

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The impetus for Tzu Chi’s aid work in China was a series of devastating floods in 1991 that caused massive destruction in the eastern part of the country. Feeling the suffering of the disaster survivors deeply, Master Cheng Yen made the decision to initiate a major relief effort.

Since then, Tzu Chi has continued to carry out aid work in China, constructing new villages and relocating people living in the mountains of Guizhou Province where land and climate conditions have confined generations to poverty. Tzu Chi volunteers have built water cisterns in drought-stricken Gansu Province, provided tuition aid to poor children, and conducted yearly winter aid distributions to help the rural poor survive harsh winter conditions.

Type of Aid
Benefiting Provinces
Water Cellars
19,060 wells
Senior Citizens' Nursing Homes
10 centers, 148 units
Anhui, Jiangsu
Low-Fluorine Brick Tea (Sent healthier low-fluorine tea for fluorine poisoning regions)
Established 19 Experimental Zones (Including experimental groups and control groups). Monitored 8,101 people. Helped 6,317 Tibetans at 6 natural villages, 6 schools, 5 temples and 1 old folks home.
Tibet, Sichuan
2 units
Hospital Buildings
2 hospitals Fujian, Shanghai
Financial Aid and Scholarships
105,802 individuals
Anhui, Hebei, Jiangsu, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Shanghai City, Hubei, Fujian, Henan, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Tianjing City
Emergency Relief Aid, Large-scale Aid Distributions, Winter Aid Distributions (Including food, cooking oil, winter clothes, blankets, medical supplies, shoes and other items of daily necessity)
Since 1991, Tzu Chi aid distributions in disasters and poor regions have benefited 2,73,4019 individuals. Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei, Liaoning, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Sichuan, Yunnan, Shanghai, Hainan
Day Care Centers
13 centers
Anhui, Jiangsu, Henan, Hunan, Zhejiang, Guizhou, Guangdong, Yunnan, Ningxia
Da Ai (Great Love) Houses
4,882 households
Anhui, Jiangsu, Henan, Hebei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Gansu, Guangdong, Fujian, Sichuan
Children Welfare House
1 home Hubei
Bone Marrow Delivery
1,303 cases
Guangdong, Zhejiang, Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Hubei, Tianjing, Shaanxi, Guangxi, Shandong, Henan, Hainan, Harbin, Fujian, Chongqing, Yunnan
"Project Hope" Schools
56 schools Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Hebei, Fujian, Guizhou, Henan, Gansu, Liaoning, Xinjiang, Sichuan, Guangdong Remark 1: Built first high school in Luodian County in Guizhou. Remark 2: Wuhan's Tzu Chi Children's Welfare Center is included under "Institute Construction", not under "School Reconstruction."
"Bright Movement" - Vision Care
7,556 individuals
Jiangsu, Fujian, Hebei
**Statistics from 1991 to 2012.

Source: Tzu Chi Department of Religious Affairs
Translated by Kai Liang Nyoi
Edited by Dennis Lee
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