Chongqing Jian’ai Art is a paper-cutting company, supplemented by arts production and sales, and a new social enterprise that supports people with hemophilia.
Chongqing Jian’ai Art is an enterprise established by hemophilia patients and disabled people. They participate in social and market competitions as normal people. There are 10 people with disabilities and hemophilia and every one of them is skilled in paper-cutting.
Peng Mulin is a disabled person. Her son suffered from congenital hemophilia. She raised her child on her own. She set up the Chongqing Hemophilia Rehabilitation Association and created a paper-cutting company. She is a master in paper-cutting and has been awarded many honors internationally.
Ren Jiankang suffers from congenital hemophilia and dropped out of school. He had spent 8 years in a wheelchair. During which time he taught himself Go, traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. After months of hard work, he finally abandoned the wheelchair and can walk independently. His work has been awarded many prizes and he is the chief designer of Chongqing Jian’ai Art Co., Ltd.
Yan Yuming was disabled by polio when he was a child. He was born and raised in a village without a school education. After a long time spent learning and practicing, he became a paper-cutting technician in Chongqing Jian’ai Art and many fine works of art are cut by him. He often uses his spare time to study and now he can read and write in Chinese.
Original article written by Maolin Peng,translated by Maggie Li and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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