CWDF Assists in Efforts to Reconstruct Quake-hit County

June 27, 2018
Editor: Yang Peng
CWDF Assists in Efforts to Reconstruct Quake-hit County
Ambulances are ready to help those in need. [Women Voice]

 

China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) has assisted in its efforts to reconstruct the earthquake-stricken county of Wenchuan in southwest China's Sichuan Province for over a decade.

Following the deadly tremor which killed nearly 700,000 people on May 12, 2008, CWDF raised donations of some 82.43 million yuan and a fund of over 41.41 million yuan for survivors.

CWDF also lent their services to local women to support them starting up their own business.

Pu Hongxue, born in the 1990s, lost her left hand and right leg in the disaster.

After graduating from college in 2018, she decided to open a Qiang-style ethnic embroidery company in Wenchuan.

With her efforts, as well as the help of CWDF and tech giant Tencent, her company has achieved great success, boosting the local Qiang embroidery industry and helping villagers find jobs.

"Thanks to Uncle Yuan and Uncle Li who saved my life in the quake, I survived the disaster," Pu said. "It's time for me to pay them back and do something meaningful for my hometown."

 

CWDF Assists in Efforts to Reconstruct Quake-hit County
Pu Hongxue [Women Voice]

 

(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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