Yinchuan, capital of Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, is one of China's important commercial cities. The city is inhabited by more than 800,000 Hui and Han women and children. Over the past several years, the Yinchuan Women's Federation has taken the lead in establishing women's organizations and groups, such as "Carnation Home", an organization that provides financial aid, psychological counseling and free physical checkups to single mothers, mutual-aid groups to benefit left-behind women whose husbands have left home to work elsewhere, Ningxia Hexie Marriage and Family Counseling Center, and Xiaohua Association of Offering Loving Care to Children from Poverty-stricken Families. Xiaohua Association is the region's first organization of its kind named after a woman, Wang Xiaohua, a National March 8th Red Banner Pacesetter. The federation has promoted harmony within families, and it has promoted urban and rural women's development.