When 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?
Reusing Resources for a More Sustainable World
Recycling 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.
Talking to My Children About Death
It 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.
Turning Vegetarian: The Story of the Xiao Family
Having 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.
Making Masks with My Family
Making 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.
An Apple a Day Keeps COVID-19 Away
As 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?
Showing Reverence to Life in the Face of COVID-19
As 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.
Love in Laos
After 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.
Bringing Hope to Sierra Leone
After 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.
A Long-Awaited Meeting with My "Brother"
From 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.
Struggling to Survive
Half 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.
A Journey of Love in Ecuador
After 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.
Footprints of Love from the 921 Earthquake
On 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.
Love in the Desert
With 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.
An Enlightening Visit to a Recycling Station
With 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.
When My Parents Argue…
Whose side should children take when their parents argue? Here are some ways to avoid such a tricky situation altogether.
Zimbabwe After Cyclone Idai
In 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.
Transforming the Lives of Farmers in Myanmar
TTaking 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?
Safeguarding the Health of Taiwan's Foreign Workers
Foreign 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.
I'm Worried that My Child Has No Friends…
What 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.
True Care Comes from the Heart
As 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.
Alone But Not Lonely
Be it a deliberate choice or forced circumstances, elderly people living alone without the company of family members have become an issue of public concern.
Thank You for Being There
In 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…