According to their motto - “Love, truth, and service to community” - Xingyang Volunteer Federation works to enhance people’s sense of social responsibility through providing them various volunteer opportunities.The office is in Xingyang, Henan province.
This summer, we had our volunteers visit poverty-stricken areas in rural China. We hope to provide them with kindness and access to support if needed. Tian Jinguo is a 66-year-old man who lives Cassia village. He has been blind in one eye since he was a child so it has been difficult finding work. He has some arable land to farm that was left to him by his parents and receives subsidies of 100 yuan a month (roughly USD $12) from the government. He doesn't have much family today. He has an 85-year-old brother who lives in nursing home and a 64-year-old brother in a another village. His only nephew died of illness. The old man lives in a very remote place and he has trouble getting access to water. He collects water from the snow or walks miles to a neighboring village if necessary. Tian Jinguo has enough to survive, but his life is full of hardships. We hope that we can help Tian Jinguo feel more connected to the community and support him at this old age.
Original article written by Zengliang Zhang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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