Helping in Jiangmen 2018

4

This year so far our China team has done an excellent job and provided support to needy families. They contacted the civil affairs departments in the towns surrounding Jiangmen and worked with them to find the people in those areas most in need. Together they were able to identify 80 families in Shiqian town. These families had members who had … Read More

Helping in Jiangmen 2017

Muzhou2

Thanks to our China team, in 2017 we were able to help the poorest of the poor in Jiangmen and surrounding towns. Our China team consisted of Mr Li, Apple, Sally, Lindy, Anita, Kerry, Alon and Nora this year, they worked with the government to identify the poorest of the poor in different areas. Some of the people we support … Read More

How E-Commerce Opens new opportunities for Smallholder farmers

IMG_20160808_122852

 ORFL has been working with Mercy Corp to increase smallholder farmer incomes through catalyzing community-led, market-driven solutions, building co-operatives and supporting innovations such as E-Commerce and low cost technical traceable solutions. The challenges facing rural China require working in partnership with the private sector, local governments and civil society actors to improve impact on smallholder farmers and rural communities. The … Read More

Giving back to Jiangmen 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In 2016 our Managers and supervisors in Jiangmen (Jiangmen team) worked on making an impact on their local community in China. They identified who needed help and how they could help them. In the past our Jiangmen team has helped the local community by providing food and financial support to families, financial aid to students, social events for the elderly … Read More

E-commerce project for small-hold farmers

14408931_10153719724156428_249633882_n

Mercy Corps E-commerce for small-hold farmers ORFL partnered with Mercy Corps to carry out an e-commerce project for small-hold farmers in Ya’an and Pian Ma and Da Ying. This project started in March 2016 and aimed to give the farmers and their communities skills to; set up and design online stores, create promotional material and packaging, calculate costing and profit. … Read More

Giving Back to Jiangmen 2015

Picture1

Like in the past our Jiangmen team identified poor families to support in different ways. They were able to identify 386 families in need in different areas around Jiangmen. Supporting the Elderly In Canghou our Jiangmen team decided to support the poor elderly in a different way. They provided housekeeping to 20 poor elderly, who were either living alone or … Read More

Transforming China’s Rural Schools

China Schools Foundation’s (CSF) vision is to transform rural China’s far-flung primary schools into progressive laboratories of learning. While this same vision is held at the highest policy-making levels in China, in reality, the effort is hindered by unfavorable school conditions, and a lack of programs to promote creative and independent thinking. The need to create productive futures for children … Read More

Giving back to Jiangmen

jiangmen

Managers and supervisors of our Jiangmen operation pooled their efforts and time to make a difference in their community.  Working with the poor was an eye-opening experience in 2010. In 2011, with the benefit of what they had learned trying to help their community in 2010, the team have more effectively targeted their efforts by identified pockets of poor and … Read More

The China Schools Foundation Greenhouse And Water Conservation Project

csfGreen1

Schools That Reflect Reality Frequently, the environment and the curriculum in rural schools are totally divorced from the reality of daily life in agricultural communities. CSF’s objective is to teach the science curriculum and simultaneously to give young students a deeper understanding for their environment. The Greenhouse and Water Conservation Project will do just this by involving students in their … Read More

Grameen Foundation Supports Micro-entrepreneurs and Strenghthens Communities

gram1

Zhou Bi Fang’s story just about sums up how microlending to the desperately poor in China can transform a life and a community. Before ARDPAS (Grameen’s local partner) offered him a loan, his life and that of his wife were similar to that of other microcredit clients – a daily struggle to feed themselves three meals a day and many … Read More