Together While Apart - Building a better normal
What we do
Our work is a mission of love: to relieve the suffering of those in need, and create a better world for all.
We serve with compassion to provide relief to those who suffer.
In Mandarin Chinese, “tzu” means compassion, and “chi” relief.
WHO WE ARE
Relieve the suffering of those in need.
We are an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to relieve the suffering of those in need while creating a better world for all through compassion, love and hope.
WHERE WE WORK
Spreading love around the world
Tzu Chi, the world’s largest Buddhist humanitarian organization, was founded in Taiwan by Buddhist nun Dharma Master Cheng Yen. It has over 10 million volunteers working in more than 60 countries, with relief operations extended to over 120 countries.
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Latest Updates, Stories, and Events
July 23, 2021
2020 A Year in Review
With 2020 coming to an end, the Tzu Chi Foundation looks back at a challenging year, and while it was fraught with difficulties and turmoil, it was also a year of accomplishments and hope. Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers worked tirelessly all year long to help those affected by the pandemic and natural disasters. This year also highlighted the good in people and demonstrated the lengths that they would go to help their fellow neighbors.
August 4, 2018
A kind of resolve hardships built
Determination defines former Tzu Chi scholar Jonalyn Alfonso in a word. Hailing from a family with financial troubles, Jonalyn strived for excellence in her studies to be able to help them. Now, she teaches Filipino and Civics at a private school in Cainta, Rizal, not once to forget the lessons she has learned during her time with Tzu Chi.
May 30, 2017
A former thief’s redemption
Cash-for-work volunteer Jury Ravit once lived a life of crime out of desperation to survive in the big city. When Tzu Chi came to help his hometown of Barangay Nangka, Marikina City to recover from Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana), the 41-year-old became inspired to change his ways. Since then, he has left his troubled past and worked as a recycling volunteer.
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