January 2022I started photographing Tzu Chi recycling volunteers and their work nearly a decade ago. During all that time, I’ve never seen any sign at a Tzu Chi recycling station announcing they were temporarily turning away all recycling. But that happened in May 2021...
December 2021Luermen Shengmu Temple in Tainan, southern Taiwan, is dedicated mainly to the worship of the sea goddess Mazu, one of the most revered deities on the island.
November 2021Tzu Chi volunteers faced twin challenges as they worked to get aid into the hands of earthquake victims in Haiti: COVID-19 and gang violence. With both raging in Haiti, volunteers had to take their every step with the utmost caution.
October 2021Natural disasters, conflict, and the pandemic are pushing people in Mozambique deeper into food insecurity. Read how Tzu Chi volunteers in the country are leading their fellow Mozambicans to grow food for the vulnerable.
September 2021We had to suspend our home visits to the needy after Taiwan elevated its COVID-19 alert to level three. In their place, we launched care calls to continue providing support to the vulnerable. We learned in the process how a simple phone call can make a big difference to people struggling during the pandemic.
August 2021A massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan ten years ago, in 2011. In its aftermath, Tzu Chi volunteers across 39 nations and regions raised donations to help the survivors rebuild their lives. Some of those that received aid from the foundation later became Tzu Chi volunteers themselves.
July 2021Tzu Chi volunteers from Wenshan District, Taipei, have visited underserved families in Pingxi and Shiding, New Taipei City, numerous times over the last dozen years. They strive to deliver hope and relief, one family at a time.
June 2021The sum benefit is greater than the parts when organizations of different religions work together to bring relief to the underserved. More people benefit from joint efforts than can be served by the organizations working independently.
May 2021In April 2021, a train derailment in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, brought 49 lives to an abrupt end and broke the hearts of people across the island. The tragedy was Taiwan's deadliest rail accident in decades. Tzu Chi volunteers mobilized to provide help, support, and warmth to hurting people.
April 2021Sai Sai, a young Burmese boy, had three wishes as his life drew to an end. He wanted to donate money to a nursing home, visit a mall, and become a monk.
March 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has severely damaged economies the world over, including that of Malaysia. In response, Tzu Chi initiated a relief program that offered money to needy families for three months. Volunteers wanted the timely help to ignite a spark of hope and help the disadvantaged cope with the challenges facing them.
February 2021Chen Jing-wei suffers from a rare medical condition—spinal muscular atrophy. The disease has deformed his body and confined him to a wheelchair, but it can't break his spirit. He lives each day as if it were his last, and he works hard to fulfill his dreams. Every day is a beautiful day for him.
January 2021Typhoon Vamco slammed the Philippines on the heels of Typhoon Goni, exacerbating the plight of people already struggling to make a living during the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 2020Life threw him a curveball when his leg was amputated, but love and care from others helped him get back on his feet.
November 2020Protect the Earth and show your love for animals by paying attention to what you eat. The choices you make in your diet can effect a positive change in the world.
October 2020Thousands of people cram into single room occupancy residences in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Shared facilities and close living quarters make residents especially vulnerable to COVID-19.
September 2020When Selvi collapsed, the family of eight lost their only pillar and could only survive on the financial aid of Selvi's mentally and physically challenged sister. What can Tzu Chi do to help them?
August 2020Recycling and reusing resources, such as turning PET bottles into thermal blankets and paper containers into bricks, aim not only to reduce waste and pollution, but also to inspire reflection on our impact on the environment and the choices we can make to help create a more sustainable world.
July 2020It is not easy for children to comprehend the concept of death, so it is better to prepare them early. Here are some tips to help parents get started.
June 2020Having experienced a positive transformation after his family turned vegetarian, Xiao Bin started to prepare dishes to inspire his colleagues at the post office to go vegetarian as well.
May 2020Making cloth face masks was not as easy as I thought, but luckily I had my family to back me up. This is the story of how I turned my home into a makeshift factory to sew masks for people in need of protection amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 2020As we practice social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, shouldn't we also keep our distance from the unhealthy foods that can strain our immune system?
March 2020As the world plummets into chaos, it is all the more imperative that we show reverence to life. Find out how we have brought the virus upon ourselves and see what we can do to turn the situation around.
February 2020After devastating floods struck Laos in 2019, Tzu Chi volunteers set out to bring aid to those affected. As a Da Ai TV staff travelling along, I witnessed the local people's acceptance of the blow dealt by fate as well as their calm and resilience in the face of life's ordeals.
Januray 2020After flash floods hit Sierra Leone’s Freetown in August 2019, a Tzu Chi Foundation staff had the opportunity to be part of Tzu Chi’s relief team to bring aid to those affected and the poor in a land ravaged by poverty, disease, and disasters.
December 2019From Dalian City in China, Zhao Hongyan waited for five years to come to Taiwan and meet the person who has donated his stem cells to save her life.
November 2019Half a year after Cyclone Idai hit Africa, severe water shortage remains critical in disaster areas in Mozambique. Every day, residents still employ traditional methods in their search for water sources. Their efforts to survive are testaments of their determination to live on.
October 2019After a massive earthquake struck Ecuador in 2016, Tzu Chi volunteers quickly arrived to help and, together with the locals, have since embarked on a remarkable journey of rebuilding the country.
September 2019On the fateful early hours of September 21, 1999, a catastrophic earthquake shook central Taiwan. “What can I do to help?” was the first thing that came to the minds of Tzu Chi volunteers.
August 2019With love and compassion as their GPS, Tzu Chi volunteers in Jordan have never failed to locate the suffering and bring them the aid they need.
July 2019With over 10,000 people visiting each year, Tzu Chi’s recycling station in Taipei’s Neihu District offers informative tours for visitors to learn about Tzu Chi’s recycling work and eco-friendly choices one can make in daily life.
June 2019Whose side should children take when their parents argue? Here are some ways to avoid such a tricky situation altogether.
May 2019In March, Cyclone Idai devastated the mountainous district of Chimanimani in eastern Zimbabwe. As the disaster altered the area’s landscape and people’s lives, Tzu Chi volunteers do what they can to tide the locals over.
April 2019TTaking out loans to grow crops and paying back after harvest has been a common practice among Myanmar farmers for generations. With natural disasters hit one after the other, how are the farmers to break their cycle of debt and poverty?
March 2019Foreign workers are part of an important workforce in Taiwan. To care for their health and wellbeing, Tzu Chi has been holding free clinics for them for more than a decade.
February 2019What can parents do when their child has no friends or is even bullied in school? A former teacher suggests some ways to support a child through this difficult situation.
January 2019As low-income families anguish over basic living expenses, medical costs, tuition fees, among others, regular support, material and emotional alike, from a charity group goes a long way.
November 2018Be it a deliberate choice or forced circumstances, elderly people living alone without the company of family members have become an issue of public concern.
October 2018In June 2012, after days of torrential rain hit Taiwan, Tzu Chi volunteers were the first to bring hot meals to those affected by the flooding in Budai, Jiayi. In 2018, when serious flooding struck again, the locals had faith that Tzu Chi volunteers would soon go to their aid again…