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Volunteer Goh Chee Tiong (2nd left) was a regular when Naraja was hospitalized. Wong Lee Choo (1st right) had learnt a lot from Naraja and his wife. [Photograph by Teh Poh Tat]

Naraja a/l Ayard, an Indian Tzu Chi care recipient, succumbed to his illness after battling kidney disease for over ten years, putting an end to eight years of companionship of Tzu Chi volunteers on November 13, 2016. Volunteers had been taking turns to lift the physically-immobile Naraja over five flights of stairs to his dialysis centre time and again for the past 20 months. Such act of love continued till the final days of Naraja as volunteers sent him off to his final journey.

Attending the year-end distribution event for the first time, Chang Xing Ni and her youngest son, Ng Zin Juan, happily watched the lion dance performance, and immersed themselves in the joy of New Year celebration. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

It is a norm for many to party away the whole night on New Year’s Eve and to wake up late the following day. However, with commitment of allocated tasks, Tzu Chi volunteers and some public members were up at dawn, busily preparing for the year-end distribution event, starting their first day in 2017 with loving-kindness.

Miyarseh from Indonesia sustained multiple injuries on the face and fractured her left leg. Volunteers were there to comfort her for the devastating loss of her husband and daughter. [Photograph by Tan Su Lee]

Family members were devastated with the loss of their loved ones in a deadly road accident which also left 16 injured. Tzu Chi volunteers immediately rushed to the hospital and stayed till late at night to render help to the passengers and their families.

Tzu Chi Cambodia Liaison Office recently held the 11th relief distribution of rice. Volunteers contributed joyously with villagers expressing their gratitude sincerely. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi Cambodia Liaison Office recently held their 11th relief distribution of rice at Kong Pisey and Somrong Tong Districts in Kompong Speu Province. The activity, which was supported by 268 volunteers from four countries, namely, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia, had benefitted 2,836 poor households affected by the flood.

Tzu Chi volunteers acted swiftly to provide material and emotional support to the fire victims in Hock Ann Estate. [Photograph by Tam Yu Siong]

On December 20, 2016, around 7 pm, a fire broke out at Hock Ann Estate, along Old Klang Road, KL. Tzu Chi volunteers were there to assess the situation that same night, and on December 25, after their visits, evaluation, preparations of name list and relief items, volunteers distributed relief materials to those affected.

Halimah happily sat on her bed and chatted with volunteers after they helped to make her bed. [Photograph by Tan Lian Hee]

After her 25-year-old son was arrested for drug addiction, Halimah, a 55-year-old widow, lives alone in her home that had leaking rooftop, broken door and windows. Empathized with her predicament, Tzu Chi volunteers not only provide her with living allowances, but also helped her to repair her home so that she could have a good night’s sleep.

Photo shows Tzu Chi volunteers cleaning the compound of Lim Ru Yu’s house. [Photograph by Cheng Ching Nong]

Due to their mobility problems, Tzu Chi care recipient, Lim Ru Yu and wife could not clean the house themselves. Stuff kept piling up while bushes grew wild around the house. The place had provided breeding grounds for mosquitoes and insects too. Upon learning of their predicament, Tzu Chi volunteers helped clean the house.

The “Send Love to Haiti” campaign 1aunched by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor received a positive response in
the community. [Photograph by Boon Wui Kong]

93°C Café and Taihoyo Store organized a fundraising event to send love to Haiti. Together with their eight staff, owners, Chen Kuei Chou and Lin Chia Hua, worked tirelessly from eight in the morning till seven in the evening on November 6 just to be with the hurricane victims.

Tzu Chi volunteers presenting goody bags to families whose children are beneficiaries of Happy Schooling Scheme and Tzu Chi Study Grant. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

In conjunction with the Deepavali festival, volunteers of Tzu Chi Melaka started distributing goody bags to students in a few Tamil primary schools. One of the parents, Santhy a/p Doraisamy expressed joyfully: “I am so delighted to receive the goody bag! There are various ingredients for baking and cooking.”

Tzu Chi volunteers offered timely aid including relief cash and necessities to the fire victims. [Photograph by Ong Seng Yeow]

Letchumi a/p Munswami’s house was burnt down in a fire, and in these difficult times, the care-giving, relief cash and daily necessities from Tzu Chi and other welfare bodies have helped to comfort the family.