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Our Projects:    Orphan Care    Water and Livestock    Cataract Surgeries

To promote social development, Jinde has been devoted to improving living standards in poverty-stricken areas and among socially disadvantaged groups. Jinde has provided services to help develop agriculture, irrigation works, medical and health care, environmental protection, and the education of disabled infants and children. Jinde has especially emphasized sustainable development, helping people become self-reliant and able to thrive on their own. In 2011, Jinde spent 1,945,000 RMB on projects targeting disabled children, farming villages and medical/health care issues.

Orphan Care

Many people with loving hearts have quietly devoted themselves to caring for medically fragile and disabled infants who have been abandoned by society. Jinde has been lending them a hand so that the love of God can be passed on to more children in need.


China Little Flower Photo Gallery


China Little Flower


Since April 2010, Jinde has been cooperating with China Little Flower, a USA-based non-governmental organization, to save the lives of abandond children. CLF provides group educational foster care, special care for infants, and long-term care for severely disabled children. In 2011, Jinde helped transfer money six times to Little Flower Projects, totaling 830,000 RMB. Last year, these projects paid for 18 hospital surgeries, and provided medical attention and care for 116 children from welfare institutes.


Shanxi and Henan Projects


In 2011, we helped pay for 15 poor and deaf-mute children to receive language training lessons for one year. Jinde also helped Guangqi Ren’ai Orphanage in Shanxi by paying for living costs, medical needs, and house and fence repairs. We also provided new blankets, clothing and medical care for 22 children at the Institute for Disabled Children in Nanyang, Henan Province. Jinde also handed on designated donations to orphanages for the disabled and to loving adoptive families, thereby benefiting more than 300 disabled children.

Water and Livestock

In 2011, Jinde launched two drinking water projects, one in Wei Ge Village in  Tianlin County, Guangxi Province, and the other in Zhang Zhuang Village in Wei County in Hebei Province. We also and funded the purchase of young cattle for villagers of East Main Street Village in Daming County, Hebei, to help them accelerate their escape from poverty.

 


About 2,800 villagers live in Weige Village’s Pingtang Township of Tianlin County in Guangxi Province. In this typically alpine terrain, the jurisdiction includes nine villages inhabited by members of the Zhuang, Han, Miao, and Yi ethnic groups. The local elementary school has three classes for 60 students, 22 of whom live in the dorm. Over the years, the local population and students have had to walk some distance to fetch drinking water and carry it back by hand or on their shoulders.

Cataract Surgeries

From 2008 to 2010, Jinde Charities provided free cataract surgeries for 3,000 poor cataract patients in Hebei Province. This project not only helped them restore their ability to care for themselves and relieved the burden on their families, it also gave them a chance to once again take care of their own families.

Jinde Charities continued the same free cataract-removal surgery project during 2011 in Hebei and Yunnan provinces for 203 low income patients.


Yunnan Chuxiong Cataract Surgery Project Gallery


At a ceremony held on July 18, 2011, at the Chuxiong Fuming Ophthalmology Hospital, Jinde Charities also launched its "To Deliver Light Project" in Chuxiong, a rural area in Yunnan Province. Jinde partnered with the Hospital, the Chinese Medical Educational Charitable Organization, Beijing Global Bank and Securities, the Teresa Tang Foundation, Pegasus International Co., and other caring partners in this project. Through this project, last year 163 patients benefited from free cataract-removal surgeries.

Cataracts in Chuxiong
Government statistics indicate that Chuxiong has more than 2,100 new cataract cases every year due to strong ultraviolet rays in the area. But because it is hard to find sufferers living in the mountain region, precise figures on the actual incidence of cataracts are unavailable. Given the poor economic condition of the area, its young people prefer to leave their hometowns to work elsewhere, so no one is left to attend to the elderly cataract sufferers who stay home. Moreover, they lack the money normally required for cataract surgery.