Love in Action
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Drilling Wells to Ease Drought
By a fellow initiate from China (Originally in Chinese)
In Jarud Banner, Tongliao City of Inner Mongolia, there is a village located in the mountain area called Caganbaoligao. As the level of the underground water there is very low, the villagers have always lacked water. In 2002, the local government installed tap water for the inhabitants and thus solved their problem of getting water for daily usage. However, the problem of getting water for irrigation remained. Drilling wells in the fields was too costly and the rate of success was very low. Therefore, many farmers gave up on the idea of drilling wells and relied on the weather for rain water.
This year, the village was stricken by a very rare and severe drought, and most crops have dried and died. Upon knowing their difficulty, members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association immediately rendered aid to them. In September, when they delivered some relief materials such as food, oil and vegetables to the villagers, they also drilled five 40-meter deep wells for irrigation purposes. It is estimated that more than 40 farming households have benefited, thus easing their food crisis.
Yunnan Province, China
Helping Those in Need
By a fellow initiate in China (Originally in Chinese)
Upon knowing that some inhabitants in the Baoshan area of Yunnan Province were living in poverty, our regional fellow initiates immediately took action to help them. In early October, they visited the local Village Administration Committee, from whom they obtained a list of 24 destitute households. The Committee officials then led them to visit some of the nearby poor households.
Based on the number of needy families, supplies of rice, vegetable oil and salt were purchased. Some villagers lived so far away that they could not come to the site on the day of the distribution. So the provisions were left in the Village Committee Office and the fellow initiates returned early the next morning to hand the supplies to them. In addition, some new clothes were given to two especially destitute households. All the villagers were delighted to receive the relief materials, and the village Chief thanked the fellow initiates repeatedly.
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