After an accident at work, Bhimsen could only do odd jobs and barely make ends meet. Yet, with Tzu Chi volunteers' help, he set up a juice stand and now looks forward to the future with renewed hope.
With a kidney condition, Pritam Sunar, who was once a tailor, almost lost hope for life. Yet, by teaching sewing, he has rediscovered life's purpose.
After Cyclone Idai's devastation in 2019, Tzu Chi began rebuilding 23 schools in Mozambique, including Mafambisse, the largest secondary school in Sofala Province. As Mafambisse's handover ceremony nears, Mozambique's Minister of Education pays a visit to the school.
Even at 73 years old and 16 years into his retirement, Dr. Andreas Sanusi in Jakarta, Indonesia remains dedicated to helping his community fight tuberculosis and practicing recycling.
Imagine bearing a painful burden for over 30 years! Ismanto, a 42-year-old motorcycle taxi driver in Lampung, Indonesia, faced this daily challenge. Thanks to Tzu Chi's free clinic, he has finally received surgery and found relief.
Born with spina bifida, Thinesh from Malaysia relies on a wheelchair for mobility. With long-term support from Tzu Chi, he is able to continue his education. Motivated by this support, he is committed to contributing as a volunteer in the future.
In Sri Lanka, Tzu Chi volunteers have been caring for an elderly sister and brother in poor health. Upon learning that their living environment was untidy, the volunteers came to help clean up their house.
Volunteers from Tzu Chi provided health services to the Conflict Victim and Disable Society in Nepal, where many individuals face health challenges from birth. The volunteers' compassion also extended to a local orphanage, where they formed bonds with the children there…
Temperatures in Bodh Gaya, India, plummeted to 46 degrees Fahrenheit in January, leaving locals in desperate need of warm blankets. In response, Tzu Chi volunteers swiftly delivered a thousand blankets to five villages in just two days, ensuring warmth for over 400 families…
In a hospital incubator in Jordan lies a four-day-old Syrian refugee baby, with his tiny belly showing signs of swelling. After discovering that the infant has a bowel obstruction, Dr. Saleh Ayyoub performed a two-hour emergency surgery on him…
In Bogor, Indonesia, two single mothers grapple with the dual challenges of their children's health issues and economic hardships. With Tzu Chi's support, they find relief, strength, and hope…
Meet Trisha, a six-year-old girl from the Philippines with an absent right eye and a barely seeing left eye. Defying all odds, her mother embarked on an 800-kilometer journey from Palawan to Manila, seeking for a miracle to happen…
Severed by addiction, reunited by love. Diagnosed with end-stage tongue cancer, A-Bin found solace not only in reconnecting with his family after years of estrangement, but also in a singing show organized especially for him by Taichung Tzu Chi Nursing Home.
Can you imagine gradually losing your eyesight to the point where you have to ask your grandson if it's time to flip the egg you are frying? Read Cynthia's story to see how the power of community and cross religion cooperation can make a difference in people's lives.
It's heartwarming to see how kindness can come full circle. When Turkey welcomed Syrian refugees, they couldn't have imagined that one day, these refugees would repay their generosity.
Nine-year-old Sandeep in India had carried a distended belly due to a urinary disorder for years. On the day he had surgery that Tzu Chi volunteers helped arrange for him, seven liters of urine were drained from his belly, and walking is no longer a chore for him.
Once a week, Tzu Chi volunteers in Poland invite the elderly refugees from Ukraine to make vareniki, or traditional Ukrainian dumplings. 20% of the dumplings are given to the needy while 80% are sold to help support the living needs of other elderly Ukrainian refugees.
When Mageswari began receiving her dialysis treatment, her husband left her and their four children. She chose to forgive and began volunteering with Tzu Chi because she wanted to be a useful patient. When she died, her children donated her body as that's her last wish to help others.
Justin Andolero from Philippines was born with a tumor on her face and has experienced discrimination and stigma for 18 years. After Tzu Chi Philippines and Terence-Beth Martin Giving Hope paid for her surgery, she is able to face people with confidence and pursue her dreams again.
Osama, a Syrian refugee in Jordan, had Crohn's disease when he was five. Due to the disease, he weighed only 37 pounds when he was 14 and was unable to stand. After Tzu Chi Jordan arranged surgery for him, he gradually recovered. He is now 17, weighs 66 pounds and loves football.
Read the story of a brave warrior, Abid, a nine-year-old boy in Jakarta, Indonesia and learn how he recovered from his terminal eye cancer.