Rural champion cares for those in need

Updated: May 16, 2017 Print
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A 50-year-old woman from Dahua Yao autonomous county in Hechi, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, has won praise for taking care of left-behind children and the elderly in rural areas for over a decade.

Tang Cuiyu, 50, from Dahua Yao autonomous county in Hechi, devotes herself to helping people in need in rural Hechi. [Photo by Huang Xiaobang/Xinhua]

Tang Cuiyu , the head of the Women's Federation of Chayou village, has visited some 200 remote villages in Dahua, Duan'an and Bama Yao autonomous counties since 2003, helping empty-nest elderly, people with physical and mental disabilities, as well as paying tuition fees for 35 college students.

Tang often has to travel miles over rough terrain to visit those she cares for. [Photo by Huang Xiaobang/Xinhua]

In 2013, Tang refit a two-story house as a care center, providing a home to dozens of less well-off elderly people.

Tang's unselfishness has won her much praise from those she has helped, with many giving her the moniker "Loving Mom".

Tang is surrounded by appreciative children in rural Hechi. [Photo by Huang Xiaobang/Xinhua]

Eleven Yao elderly people once under Tang's care made her a traditional Yao costume to express their gratitude.

In 2016, Tang was named as one of the 10 model citizens in Hechi.

Tang has cared for elderly people in rural areas for more than a decade. [Photo by Huang Xiaobang/Xinhua]


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